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10 Cool Pop Songs to Get You Through the Week: Camilo & Evaluna Montaner, Benson Boone & More

Ready for some help to get you through another work week? We got you covered with this week’s 10 Cool New Pop Songs playlist, which features new songs from FINNEAS, Benson Boone, Camilo and Evaluna Montaner, Kacy Hill and more.

Slide any of these 10 songs into your personal playlist to get energized to take on the week – or scroll to the end for a custom playlist of all 10.

Benson Boone, “Ghost Town”

The latest entry in the grand tradition of pop music ghost towns (Adam Lambert, Kanye West, blackbear, Madonna and the Specials have all cruised down those abandoned streets before) comes from Benson Boone, who stepped down from competing on American Idol earlier this year and recently signed to Dan Reynolds’ Night Street Records label (in a partnership with Warner Records). The 19-year-old’s “Ghost Town” is an elegant, lonely piano ballad that shows off his robust yet restrained vocals and knack for melodic detail. – Joe Lynch

Billy Porter, “Children”

Trailblazer Billy Porter has always been a man ahead of his time. While the Pose star harks back to the swirling strings, funky bass lines and unstoppable grooves of the soulful ’70s on his new single, the singer – one Oscar short of an EGOT – is ultimately teaching a lesson for the next generation on “Children,” a lush, muscle-y throwback where he lets “these children know what time it is.” – J. Lynch

AURORA, “Giving In To The Love”

Norwegian singer-songwriter AURORA makes a return that’s decisively dramatic on new single “Giving In To The Love,” where the drums slam against the vocals and the chorus opens into an enveloping chant. AURORA has seen “Runaway” pop on TikTok since her last album cycle, but the first taste of her 2022 LP is made for arenas instead of an app. – Jason Lipshutz

BIBI, “The Weekend”

On her buoyant new single via 88rising, BIBI makes the line “you only call me on the weekend” sting, an accusation of unbalanced romance delivered over a kick drum and funk guitar. The South Korean R&B singer demonstrates her versatility on the track, with words of confusion tumbling out of her mouth on the verses and concise, biting phrases on the hook. – J. Lipshutz

Bebe Wood, “21st Century Hippie”

You might know Bebe Wood as a budding actress, most recently on the Hulu series Love Victor, but her just released EP 21st Century Hippie impresses with a free-spirit approach to pop-rock that’s true to its title. Its title track makes for a good sample, a five-minute sway-along that sounds like Sheryl Crow by way of Kacey Musgraves. – J. Lipshutz

Kacy Hill, “Simple, Sweet, and Smiling”

Singer-songwriter Kacy Hill independently released her third album last week called Simple Sweet and Smiling. Its title track stands out for the way in which Hill’s firm yet delicate vocals float over the song’s intricately built backbone, co-produced by Jim-E Stack, which seamlessly changes at each turn. – Lyndsey Havens

Barrie, “Frankie”

Barrie Lindsay is a producer-songwriter who fronts the band Barrie, which in 2019 released its debut album Happy To Be Here. Now, the act is back with the hypnotic synth-heavy, riff-driven single “Frankie” that Lindsay said was inspired by Glen Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman” — and in case the inspiration isn’t immediately clear, she even gives the track a shout-out. – L. Havens

Camilo and Evaluna Montaner, “Índigo”

Columbian pop star Camilo and Evaluna Montaner have a long history of collaborating in their careers and personal lives (the pair is married), but their latest team-up is perhaps their most joyful yet. In the music video for “Índigo,” an uptempo and cheery pop tune, the couple reveal they’re pregnant with their first child. If that’s not a selling point enough, the infectious hand claps will surely draw you in. – L. Havens

FINNEAS, “Love Is Pain”

FINNEAS’ sophomore effort, Optimist, sees him taking risks that differentiate him from his sister, Billie Eilish, and her signature sound. Though bits of FINNEAS’ work on Eilish’s records shine through on certain tracks, “Love is Pain” is wholly unique and shows the singer’s attempt at creating a perfect piano-driven ballad that expertly tugs at the heartstrings, tissue optional. – Starr Bowenbank

Jordana and TV Girl’s “Summer’s Over”

Indie pop darlings TV Girl joined forces with Jordana, the 19-year-old budding star in the bedroom pop movement, for their newest joint EP, Summer’s Over. The title track kicks off the EP beautifully; with ’70s-inspired guitar instrumentation and syrupy sweet vocals to boot, the song provides a happy sayonara to sunnier times, much like the song title suggests. – S. Bowenbank



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