Every Tuesday, Spotify posts a slew of new music available to stream. But with so many singles out there, how can you know what's worthwhile? Each week, The Wire will break down which songs you need to hear, which are delectable hate-listens, and which should find a home on your personal playlists. Click the song title to open it on Spotify – or jam out immediately by pressing play on the accompanying YouTube and Soundcloud players.
Most Pleasant Surprise: "Heart On My Sleeve," Mary Lambert
Mary Lambert is best known for her quietly beautiful chorus on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Same Love." But Lambert is much more than just a hook, as she's determined to prove with her new album. As a track, "Heart on My Sleeve" (after which the album is titled) will take those who only know the "Same Love" Lambert. The themes are the same, but the song is quicker and sunnier. It's a really nice palate cleanser to start the four-day work week.
Mike Will Made It Production of the Week: "No Tears," Jeezy f/ Future
Mike Will Made It is one of the most ambitious, exciting producers in the hip-hop world, and he almost universally does right by his collaborators. He's helped Jeezy craft a really listenable single in "No Tears," featuring a killer hook from Future. Jeezy's rap is on point, and the production barely touches his work, letting him take the spotlight. It's surprisingly laid-back and lovely.