Ignore all the fan memes insisting the title of the song directly refers to the state of their bank accounts (mine too, guys), this is one heavenly banger. Yep, the French pop frontwoman has been teasing her return, with “5 dollars” as the third song to be trickled from the upcoming second album, Chris. Silky-smooth grooves meets euphoric pop. Watch the video for some whip-smart bondage visuals.
All the songs on repeat this week.
Christine and the Queens – “5 dollars”
Laurel – “Adored”
Haunting, searing vocals over seductively-dark beats. All in a days work for East London-based singer-songwriter, Laurel. And her latest offering is an indie-pop anthem fuelled by biting lyrics (“we could sit and talk/and I’ll pretend that I give a fuck”) – all layered over jangly guitar riffs. Pure magic.
The 1975 – “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME”
The likelihood is, you’ll probably have as much fun saying the name of this track as you will listening to its heady shoulder shake-inducing sounds. Actually definitely, absolutely not. Afrobeats (yes, you heard right) meets 90s French disco for a completely lovable feather-light tune. Play. Repeat. Play again. And that concludes this weekend.
Mai Moxi – “Exit”
The buttery self-assured vocals of Mai Moxi are the kind that infiltrates the ears without much fanfare, but are still deserving of attention nevertheless. Churning out neo soul-drenched R&B beats, the Cleveland native has hit a crescendo with easy-listener “EXIT”, the third single off her upcoming EP, “Nymphaea”. Bop incoming.
Pale Waves – “Eighteen”
We already raved about this glittering track from the Manchester indie-pop fourtet a couple of weeks ago. But they’ve now dropped the visuals and they’re every bit as angsty and dreamy as we’d imagine them to be. Um, can we hop on the next road trip, please?