This is one of those big popstar collaborations you’ll look back on, a few years after the fact, and think, “Wow, that was a bit of a moment”. Instead of opting for the usual route of pop bliss these collaborations usually offer – a la Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s “Telephone” – this track has it’s own destiny to fulfil. With production by FINNEAS, “Lo Vas A Olvidar” meanders into territories of synthetic ambience that twist and croon with haunting delight, most likely from the depths of some dark echoey cave, or the basement of a haunted house. And the fact that it’s also been released in tandem with Jules’ special episode of Euphoria means it ticks all and any other boxes we have.
Billie Eilish and ROSALÍA are turning the pop-girl collab on its head in this week’s Wonderlist.
Billie Eilish & ROSALÍA – “Lo Vas A Olvidar”
ELIO – “@elio.irl”
This Call Me By Your Name obsessed singer’s sophomore EP has just landed and its every bit as gorgeous as you can imagine. Included are woozy singles like “Jackie Onassis” and “hurts 2 hate somebody” that we already know and love, alongside newer friends such as “FABRIC” and “CHARGER”. But our favourite? It has to be “@elio.irl”, who doesn’t love a self-reference? The tune takes us to a sunnier future where the world has reopened in full, and a group of more than 6 people can congregate together and enjoy their ice lolly’s without a care in the world – now that’s escapist pop!
Slayyyter – “Troubled Paradise”
Posterchild for the trashier side of hyperpop, Slayyyter has consistently raised the bar with the release of each and every one of her brash pop hits. “Troubled Paradise“ is no exception to the rule, an instant classic that’s sorta grunge and sorta boat party, and comes with the exciting announcement of the singer’s debut album. You’ll know we gave her 2019 mixtape a huge shoutout in our albums of the year list, so we expect (and already know) she’ll be delivering great things.
BSHP – “Never Mind (Accoustic)”
You might already be familiar with BSHP’s “Never Mind”, a vibrant track full of earworm choruses and catchy lyrics – we’re pretty obsessed ourselves. Not content with an already masterful performance, the powerhouse vocalist has endeavoured to give us an acoustic re-up of the track this Friday, flipping the songs catch melodies on their head as she transforms the bratty track into something more sombre and heartfelt altogether.
Tate McRae – “Rubber Band”
We’ve had our eyes and ears on Tate McRae for a while now and we have to say, her tunes are like fine wines, there’ll never be enough of them, and they constantly get better with age. “Rubberband” joins a whole host of replay-worthy bops showcasing the singers silky smooth vocal range and masterful way with words in equal measure. She can even dance – as seen in the track’s neon-lit video, though the routine is a bit too complicated for us rookies to recreate for Tik Tok…
CLOVES – “Sicko”
Helming all the way from Melbourne, CLOVES is here to give a middle finger to her social anxieties with the rough and mysterious “Sicko”. With Hudson Mohawke on production, the two give a cheeky pre-chorus nod to Susanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” while CLOVES fights the demons and saboteurs that plague her psyche. It’s a tough battle, but the fact she’s here telling her tale proves that she’s the winner in this fight.