Here’s a pro tip for finding the best songs each week: Subscribe to our New Music Weekly playlist and you’ll get a hand-picked set updated every Tuesday. If you’ve never checked it out before, this is a great week to start. We’re currently excited about the 40th anniversary album from the masked marauders of KISS, a super-hip Scandinavian collaboration between Royksopp & Robyn, and new singles from pop heroine Lana Del Rey (break out the flower crowns!), country star Jana Kramer, and Australia’s 5 Seconds of Summer. Speaking of summer, it’s not even here yet, but you wouldn’t know it from all this heat.
The Playlist Notes below offer more information about some of the week’s key highlights. Check out the New Music Weekly playlist below and if you’re ready for even more music after that, hop over to the Rdio New Releases and get busy!
Neil Young - A Letter Home
Young covers fellow legends like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Willie Nelson on his 35th studio album.
Austin Mahone - The Secret EP
Young Money’s irresistible pop star on the rise teams up with Lady Gaga producer RedOne for an EDM-leaning second EP.
Mariah Carey - Me I Am Mariah . . . The Elusive Chanteuse
Longtime collaborators Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox and collaborators like Nas, Miguel, and Fabolous make this long-awaited album a shining example of Mariah’s versatility.
Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
The title of the Brooklyn singer-songwriter’s fourth album leaves off a question mark as a symbol of exploring herself in transition and on the road.
Cher Lloyd - Sorry I’m Late
The 20-year-old British chart topper (and X Factor UK winner) returns with a sophomore album after three years and splitting from impresario Simon Cowell.