We at CoS expect our Top 10 Songs of the Week to feature a couple of tracks from acts you’re already infatuated with, but we hope you close the browser having explored some new territory. Proud music geeks, we still aren’t numb to the intrigue of Lana Del Rey, whose new track already has 2.5 million views on YouTube. If you’re looking for some hooks with a rougher edge, the likes of LVL Up and All Dogs are solid candidates. For those looking for a few weekend party anthems, turn your attention to the G-funk swagger of YG and the epic synth melodies of Eric Prydz. So dig into something new this week, and you might just discover that next infatuation.
10. The Six – “Nothing in the World”
Sometimes the best things in life are the ones you don’t search for. It was during a hectic afternoon that “Nothing in the World’ entered into my consciousness, its infectious UK garage/post-R&B dynamics quickly stealing my attention from the pressing tasks at hand. The delivery couldn’t be more weightless, yet The Six pull heavily at the soul. A free download to thank fans for the growing support (The Six just surpassed 1,000 Facebook likes), the standalone single pulls you closely into its sweet atmospherics, leaving the ills of the day on some distant plane. May that distance offer you a moment to dream. –Derek Staples
09. Eric Prydz – “Opus”
The title itself is audacious. As his career passes the 12-year mark, Sweden’s Eric Prydz unveils his aptly titled “Opus” for the entire bigroom populous during the second half of the summer. The premiere arrives after months of buzz, Prydz debuting this immersive masterpiece to close out his 2015 EDC set. Although it comprises nine minutes of electronic warmth, “Opus” avoids the generic builds of uplifting trance, knowing when to splice the bliss with his signature deep, dark techno textures. If the scene is ready for a new “Sandstorm”, this is high in the rankings for suitable (or should I say much needed) replacements. Prydz is set to release the track July 27th on his own Pryda Recordings. –Derek Staples
08. CHVRCHES – “Leave a Trace”
If it feels like CHVRCHES have been biding their time since their sparkling debut, The Bones of What You Believe, you might not have been to a festival in a while. The Glasgow three-piece have been touring relentlessly in the past two years, and now they’ve made the fruits of that labor available even to the housebound. “Leave a Trace” picks up more or less where Bones left off, though its cheeky beat and quick lyrics seem to hint that CHVRCHES have been blasting some HAIM on the road (and maybe even the Haim sisters’ buddy Taylor Swift). It bodes well for the band’s sophomore effort, Every Open Eye, due September 25th. –Sasha Geffen