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Beyond the chaos, clamor & royal wedding hype-headaches that have consumed the week's headlines—Week in Pop is here to bring you all the buzz you may have missed. Today's top news is that pop icon Lil B released the new 28-track strong mixtape Platinum Flame; Alex Zhang Huntai announced the new album Divine Weight available June 29 via NON Worldwide & shared the Kevin Luna and Brian Echon video for "Pierrot"; SZA unveiled the life affirming/embracing inspiring video for "Garden" starring her mother Audrey Rowe & Donald Glover, directed by Karena Evans; Anderson .Paak presented a look at the fancy & flashing video for "Bubblin" ; Pat Moon released the anticipated and ethereal new album Romantic Era; Macajey delivered the latest lovely new single "Journeys" off the upcoming album Surfing the Air available July 20; Atlanta artist Eldorado Red delivered the neighborhood strolling visual for "Chapo Freestyle" from Omar The Director off the forthcoming album The Return of Shawty Guzman 2 produced by Zaytoven available June 15; Yip Deceiver, Of Montreal's Davey Pierce and Nicholas Dobbratz, are back with the new sensational single of intimate endearments with "Local Business" featuring a keyboard solo courtesy of JoJo Glidewell; Moon Duo drummer John Jeffrey shared the hypnotizing and adventurous single "Hypnowhine"; Dancehall, featuring members of Kill Kenada and Spoilers, announced their debut album The Band available June 15 via Vibe/Anti-Vibe, presenting a look at the bleary performance video for "Droners" from William Keeler & Craig Sharp filmed at Kluster Rooms; Frankie Simone paid a tribute to their wife in the epic video for "Blow My Mind" directed by Josh Brine; Sigrid shared the upbeat and supernatural visuals for "High Five"; Atlanta rising star Juto delivered the sweet & sunny chill day serenity of "Summa" available via Atlantic imprint Nice Life; Sam Spiegel returned with the new smooth and atmospheric cut "20 Below" ft. Anderson .Paak & Doja Cat; Beach Skulls announced their second album Las Dunas! arriving June 1 via PNKSLM Recordings & delivered a listen to the scuzz-searing single "Sacred Citrus" & more; Von K released Vi gör stan via PNKSLM; Phillip-Michael Scales shared the passionate single & visual for the heart-wrought "Lover, Let Me Be" off the upcoming Sinner-Songwriter EP available June 8; Philly's Remember Sports wowed the world with the release of their awesome new album Slow Buzz available now via Father/Daughter Records; gobbinjr delivered the heart-spinning single "november 163" from the upcoming album ocala wick available June 8 via Topshelf Records with news of tour dates; Christine and the Queens delivered the anticipated new illustrious r&b single "Girlfriend" ft. Dâm-Funk; Juliana Daugherty delivered the endearing song of heart and reflections with "Baby Teeth" featured off the debut album Light available June 1 via Western Vinyl; Nice Knees delivered the inquiring "U Would Do" that emerges out of the fog of the ether, featured off the Blue Mirror EP available June 29 via Broken Circles;
LA Girlfriend possessed the world with the latest brilliant new single "Possession" featured off the forthcoming Regina EP available June 15; Roanoke, Virginia's Eternal Summers shared the art pop visual from Japhy Riddle for "Forever Mine" off the album Every Day it Feels Like I’m Dying… available via Nevado Music; Quiet Slang delivered a dramatic look at the Jason Lester video for the anthemic "Future Mixtape For The Art Kids" from the just released album Everything Matters But No One Is Listening available through Polyvinyl Record Co.; Sydney artist Leroy Francis shared a look at the elaborate evening embracing video for "Intoxicated Drams" featured off the just-released EP S.O.R.E. available now via World State Recordings; Uniform & The Body rattled us out of our comfort zones with the new single "Come and See" featured off the upcoming Sacred Bones release Mental Wounds Not Healing available June 8; 88 Palms, Morgan Wiley of Midnight Magic, ex Hercules & Love Affair and Ria Bouttier delivered the tinsel town dalliances of "Hollywood Son" featured off the upcoming Love Safari EP available May 25; HANSSØN delivered the glamorous party-life pop visual for "Always High" from Olivier Kay and Aramie Payton; Brandon Wardell delivered a sensory look & listen to the visual for "Rideshare Roleplay" off the upcoming An ASMR Album release available June 1 via Nice Life; Tiny Deaths presented a look at the Catherine Orchard video for "Always" dedicated to survivors, featuring Lydia Kantor and Emilie Plauché Flink from the upcoming album available this fall; Drama delivered the Lies After Love EP along with the Shomi Patwary video for "Majid"; White Cliffs have recently signed to Foreign Family Collective and present the floral pop fancy of "Daisy" ahead of their show at Baby's All Right May 21; CLARA-NOVA shared a listen to the electro brilliance of the single "Electric" featured off the upcoming EP THE GOLDEN AGE available July 27 via Kobalt Music Recordings; Jim Jones presented a look at the Shula The Don co-directed opulent visual for "Gotta Play the Game" ft. YFN Lucci off Wasted Talent; Well Well Well delivered a look at the Bernabé Bolaños lyric video for the sensory inducing single "Me" ahead of the POPTIMISM & SHIPS EPs available July 13; Pharrell and Camila Cabello collaborated on the new single "Sangria Wine"; Lord Huron shared the anthem of burning evening embers “The Night We Met” featuring Phoebe Bridgers; wifisfuneral dropped the youthful tales of "Juveniles" ft. YBN Nahmir & produced by Jahlil Beats; GRLwood shared the exciting new singles "I'm Yer Dad" & "Wet"; BRIDGE shared a viewing of the visual for the night wandering "Lost My Mind"; the Internet announced the new album Hive Mind available July 20; Diana Gordon delivered the new sentimental summer sipping single "Kool Aid"; Jessie Reyez delivered the Peter Huang-directed video about judgments and histories delivered in a Salem witch trials style for "Body Count" ; Phantogram covered Sparklehorse's "Saturday"; Disclosure delivered the new nine minute single "Ultimatum" ft. Fatoumata Diawara;
Killer Mike and 2 Chainz delivered the new bossy collaborative track "White Powder/Black Power"; Big Shaq is back with the "Man's Not Hot" follow-up track "Man Don't Dance"; Jennifer Lopez delivered the new saucy single "Dinero" ft. Cardi B & DJ Khaled; behold the animated video from Robin Velghe for the smooth & soaring styles of "Lyk Dis" from NxWorries (aka Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge); JOYNER presented the Brad Besser visual for the affectionate azure motif "Blue Love"; Yukon Blonde delivered a listen to the approximations of amour on the new single "Too Close To Love" from the upcoming Critical Hit album available June 22 via Dine Alone Records; Mishlawi delivered the anticipated debut self-titled EP; Ali Shaheed Muhammad from A Tribe Called Quest along with Adrian Younge announced the collaborative album The Midnight Hour available June 8 via Linear Labs & delivered the inquiring essences of "Questions"; Fischerspooner shared remixes for "TopBrazil"; Mija delivered the drum & bass banner single "Talk"; Aesop Rock delivered the Jim Birkett Director & Rob Shaw visuals for "Klutz"; SLOWTRIP delivered the album Blur today courtesy of Anchor Eighty-Four; Jim Andralis & The Syntonics delivered the Jimmy Gribbin Big Apple visuals for "Don't Blame New York"; Xavier Dunn delivered the Isic Tutor EP; Tatiana DeMaria & LEFTI delivered the dance deluxe of "A Different Kind" via Future House Music; Treya Lam dropped the reflective strumming single "Sapphire Skies" ft. Kaki King off the upcoming Good News release available June 8 via Short Stuff Records; Decreek delivered the spirit liberating single "Free" off the forthcoming album My Story available June 7; CATLOW announced the album Main Of Nowhere available June 8 via File Under Music, delivering a look at the adventurous visuals for "Scrapes"; Dita Von Teese shared a look at the visual for "Sparkling Rain"; Toronto's own Bulkhead announced the debut album Aft Pressure available June 15 via 2MR & delivered the big electro banger "Route Sixteen" ft. Joel Eel; Nine Inch Nails delivered the new single "God Break Down the Door"; Jamie xx provided the score for the new Romain Gavras film The World is Yours; La Louma penned an op-ed on mental health; YouTube's latest music streaming platform; Mountain Goats-inspired burlesque gig happening June 1 in NYC; FYF Fest announced rescheduled shows; Anticon announced 20 Years of Anticon benefit show for Alias; Preoccupations' tour from hell; Tidal investigating a potential data breach; we wish Offset an expedient recovery; Mac Miller busted for DUI; Boyd Tinsley of Dave Matthews Band sued for alleged misconduct; Secret Circle broke up, most likely pertaining to accounts of sexual misconduct allegations surrounding member Antwon (who posted a subsequent statement); and we celebrate the life and contributions of Young King David.
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