All the best new pop music from this week

Shawn Mendes – “Heartbeat”

“Heartbeat” by Shawn Mendes is taken from the Lyle, Lyle Crocodile soundtrack, in which Mendes voices the crocodile. The song is jovial with an infectious chorus: “Heartbeat, it speeds up whenever you / Want me, what you got, I want it like / All week, I need that, I want to be / Wherever you be, wherever you are,” he sings to a blazing beat.

Björk — “Painful Ground”

Finally, Björk’s new album Fossor is outside. It’s hard to choose a single track that stands out because they all blend into each other in wild and hypnotic ways. “Sorrowful Soil” sounds like a church hymn; the singing is choral and hallucinogenic, it puts the listener in an instantaneous trance.

Ed Sheeran – “Heavenly”

Ed Sheeran’s “Celestial” is a massive, immersive pop song that’s sure to take over the radio with its catchy melody. The anthem shines with infectious energy, and the video makes it even better by unexpectedly entering the Pokémon universe.

Tate McRae – “Oh Oh”

Uproxx cover star Tate McRae has released his debut album I used to think I could fly earlier this year, and now she’s already back with a new song called “Uh Oh.” The groovy track is playful with a booming bass and her distinct vocals are the centerpiece.

Leah Kate – “Monster”

The “10 Things I Hate About You” are fed up with his new song “Monster.” The track isn’t as bombastic as his other hits and instead finds its power in a brooding, bubbling buildup as well as intense lyrics: “Go run your mouth and keep putting dirt on my name / You like to see it , another woman hate,” she sings.

Charlie Puth – “Charlie shut up!”

It’s almost time for Charlie Puth’s new album Charly to unveil, and he’s building anticipation with this vulnerable new single “Charlie Be Quiet!” Although it starts out slow and quiet, it becomes dynamic, flirting with louder, sharper sounds before returning to a calmer state.

Shygirl – “Honey”

Shygirl’s new single album, Nymph, is outside. It’s full of strong moments, but the woozy, otherwise known as “Honey” is definitely a moment that stops the listener in their tracks and drags them into a daydream. The sound is haunting and transcendent; it is music for dancing or meditating.

Dodie – “Lonely Bones”

Dodie’s “Lonely Bones” is a romantic, lo-fi ballad that hypnotizes with its intimacy. Her vulnerable voice sings against the slow strumming of an acoustic guitar – there’s plenty of empty space for the listener to drift into and reflect on their own experiences.

Sarah Cothran – “Here I Am”

Similar to “Lonely Bones”, Sarah Cothran’s “I’m Here” is a stripped-down serenade that inevitably evokes feelings of nostalgia and melancholy in the listener. Cothran makes a last ditch effort to reconnect with a former lover: “Too many years, I doubt you care / But I’m just saying I’m here,” she sings over a haunting background sound.


For their 10th anniversary, EXID released the colossal song “Fire,” which bursts with attitude and relentless mayhem. The rhythm is catchy and the bass explodes; it’s a massive way to celebrate the decade they’ve spent making music, and it shows they won’t be slowing down anytime soon.

Some artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

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