This week’s new pop releases were full of surprises and highly anticipated releases. Julia Michaels’ Inner Monologue Part 2 finally dropped, and the second half is just as iconic as the first. She didn’t float down from the clouds to sing “Lights” to Lil Nas X, but Ellie Goulding has been releasing solid single after solid single, and her latest with Juice Wrld is no exception. Bad Bunny and J Balvin surprise released a whole album full of summer bangers, and Ed Sheeran and Khalid made a case for embracing your awkwardness.
Every week, Uproxx will round out the best new pop releases of the last seven days. Listen up.