After taking a week off last week, I've returned because an array of new singles have been released that should not be missed. Rising pop stars like Billie Eilish and Allie X come into contact with some of my longtime favorites, including Blood Orange, The Internet and Chance the Rapper. The result is something uptempo but still groovy, inflected with the sounds of hip hip, R&B, funk, jazz and woozy electronic beats. All and all, in what is considered a slow time for music, there continue to be a number of surprises, including a new relaxed dancehall jam from Santigold and Channel Tres' commanding fusion of house music and rap. As we continue to bathe in peak summer humidity, this is exactly the kind of music I want to listen to.