Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris: “We Found Love”
On the leadoff single from her sixth album in six years, Rihanna enlists one of dance music’s top producers for this David Guetta-like exercise in synthy, crossover club pop.
Tabi Bonney featuring Nicole Wray: “Winner’s Parade”
The DMV all-star teams with the Blakroc vocalist for one of the season’s best jams. From his much-anticipated “The Summer Years,” which drops today.
Kindness is the nom de disco of the mysterious Adam Bainbridge, whose latest, addictively good new song hails from Grizzly Bear bassist Chris Taylor’s increasingly formidable Terrible label.
College featuring Electric Youth: “A Real Hero”
The French music collective Valerie, from which College hails, specializes in nostalgic ’80s electro tracks like this sublimely sad “Drive” soundtrack standout.
Brantley Gilbert: “More Than Miles”
The closest country music scientists have ever come to a laboratory synthesis of Kid Rock, Snoop Dogg and Jason Aldean, Gilbert makes bonus tracks that are better than other artists’ actual tracks, and certainly more thundery — this cut from a newly reissued “Halfway to Heaven” being a case in point.