New Music Friday: MNDR and Le Youth ‘head up’ a funsize Q4 of Q4 edition

A short playlist this week, as is traditional in the the fourth quarter of the fourth quarter, but the good stuff is still good.
Song of the week:
Le Youth feat MNDR — ‘I Could Always’
This tune has been made Song Of The Week because it is a prime example of one of pop’s most incredible genres: non-Christmas songs that sound like Christmas anyway. Well done Le Youth and well done MNDR, who remains a perplexingly undercherished pop person.
Additional notes:

Sophie‘s ‘Ponyboy’ seems to last for about half an hour but actually comes in at just over three minutes, which is an impressive manipulation of the poptemporal laws we so often take for granted. There’s an interesting interview with Sophie over at Vulture.
‘Big Bad Bitter’, the latest single from Swedish-Norwegian warbler Adelén, picks up some songwriting touches from the likes of Julia Michaels and Sigrid, which is nice.
The Charli XCX / Tove Lo / Alma pileup ‘Out Of My Head’ is very enjoyable but not festive enough to be Song Of The Week, sorry everyone.

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