This is an easy way to hear new songs: check out what Spotify says my friends are listening to.
Lauren was listening to “I Am Music” by Common with Jill Scott (not “new”, this comes from 2002, but I hadn’t heard it lately):
Stafford went back to 1990 for Dwight Yoakam and “Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose”:
Ann Powers went in another direction with “There’s a New Creep on the Block” by Snow White’s Poison Bite:
Nick Hornby (no, we’re not friends, but I follow him on Spotify) went back to the 50s for Johnny Griffin and “Nice and Easy”:
And Olivia was listening to “It’s All You (Ooh Wee)” by Davina: