The 10 Best New Songs of the Week: Adam Lambert, ZAYN, Tinashe, Ariana Grande and More

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So much new music is released each week that it’s impossible to hear it all. Not that you’d want to; a lot of it isn’t so hot. But let us help simplify your search for new sounds with a roundup of the week’s 11 best new songs. Trust us. We have good taste. (And check out last week’s collection if you’re hunger has still not been sated.)

Ariana Grande – “Be Alright”

Ariana Grande’s vocals never cease to amaze me, and even in this bubblegum house-y tune, she’s managed to put her incredible range on display. There’s no doubt, a remix of “Be Alright” will be a staple in da club this summer. When Grande relies on her talent and not her ponytail, everyone wins. – Jelani

Adam Lambert – “Welcome to the Show” (Feat. Laleh)

In a surprise move, Adam Lambert released a new track this week, “Welcome to the Show” featuring Swedish singer-songwriter Laleh. The song is a great followup to the material from his successful The Original High album. The song is a slow-burn anthem that was produced by hitmaker Max Martin. I have a feeling that Adam will be making some new fans with this really great pop song which celebrates being exactly who you are. – Michael

Bebe Rexha – “No Broken Hearts” (Feat. Nicki Minaj)

“No Broken Hearts” follows in the grand tradition of “no love-life problem can’t be solved by a night of drinking and dancing at the club” anthems that remain eternally popular and “relatable.” And by that measure, “No Broken Hearts” holds up with its big, sing-along chorus. But unsurprisingly, it’s Minaj who steals the show with her guest feature, in which she rhymes “Bebe” with “pee-pee.” Never change, Nicki. – Matt

SBTRKT – “Good Morning” (Feat The-Dream)

This track is an unexpected summit of two artists from my music past that seems abstract on paper, yet makes total sense in practice — kind of like the combination of peanut butter and bacon. SBTRKT’s deep cuts act as a complimentary cushion for The-Dream’s signature falsetto, producing a chilled-out vibe that’s meant to ooze out your car window as the air of spring rolls on in. – Mia

ZAYN – “BeFoUr”

I actually hate myself for kinda liking this. I’m not a huge Zayn Malik fan — my reasoning cannot be summed up in just a blurb — but “Befour” is just so catchy that I find myself overlooking his slightly problematic ways. It’s one of the those songs that clothing stores love to play and I find myself unconsciously bobbing my head to as I’m trying to fit into skinny jeans. Excuse me while I have a secret dance party in the changing room. – Gabi

Anderson Paak – “Am I Wrong”

Paak is an emerging soul/hip-hop performer who playfully tinkers with infectious rhythm and chords. This track is reminiscent of everything from Marvin Gaye to fundamental ’90s R&B. – Scott

Lisa Prank – “Starting Again”

Sometimes you see a band name and you think, “either their name is the best thing about them, or I’m about to listen to something awesome.” Fortunately in the case of Lisa Prank, it is the latter. The Seattle-based band, who is really just founding member Robin Edwards, nails the kind of Ramones-esque pop-punk that’ll make you feel like you’re smoking cigarettes in secret behind your high school. – Matt

Kygo & Labrinth – “Fragile”

Say goodbye to tropical house and brace yourself for what is basically a rock ballad that features droning guitar sweeps and crashing percussion. “Fragile” is a beautiful tune that extends beyond the confines of EDM or dance music. Get ready to hear this one all over radio. If you’re not familiar with British pop heavyweight Labrinth, this song will definitely win you over. – Michael

Ariana Grande – “Dangerous Woman (A Cappella)”

I can’t say that I quite understand Ariana Grande’s brand at the moment, all muddled behind hair extensions and leather animal accessories, but I can say that her talent continues to exhibit itself in unexpected places like this a cappella performance. She’s undoubtedly a mini-Mariah with the chops to prove it, and no donut crisis can take that away from her. Plus, she can perform her own air guitar. So there’s that. – Mia

Tinashe – “They’re On”

Tinashe has been on the verge of making it big for a couple of years now, and when one hears songs like “They’re On,” one really wonders how she hasn’t already managed to break through when there is so much similar-but-inferior music heating up the Hot 100. Bring on Joyride. – Matt

Come back next week (and not a moment before then! JK!) for another batch of fresh music.