July begins with Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine contributing a tune for the hot new film Begin Again, the first release in a series of anticipated soundtracks coming this month. It’s also a week when R&B and soul are front and center, with new albums by Trey Songz and Robin Thicke, the latter an impassioned plea for his estranged wife to return.
Our New Music Weekly playlist features these and other key offerings (read more in the Playlist Notes below). Subscribe to this playlist so that you never miss a week of fresh tunes, and hit the Rdio New Releases page for even more music.
NONONO - We Are Only What We Feel
The Swedish alternative trio behind the whistle-inducing international anthem “Pumpin Blood” repeats the feat of that single’s catchiness with their debut album.
Magic! - Don't Kill the Magic
This young reggae fusion act from Toronto has already had surprise hits in Australia and New Zealand.
David Guetta - “Lovers on the Sun (feat. Sam Martin)”
The EDM kingpin recruits a frequent Maroon 5 collaborator to make a bid to break out of the clubs with this single.
Ryan Adams - “Gimme Something Good”
The singer-songwriter returns with a Glyn Johns produced song, the first of a series of new singles on his own label.
Bad Suns - Language & Perspective
American indie rockers and labelmates to Eels, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and The 1975 (with whom the quartet recently toured) craft a cohesive debut album meant to be absorbed as a whole.