June 2, 2017 5:38 PM EDT

This week, Julia Michaels switches things up with a second solo single to follow up breakout hit “Issues.” Halsey‘s new album gives her space to stretch her down-tempo pop style even further, while newcomers Jaymes Young, Alec Joseph, and Riz La Vie play with balladry, mainstream pop tunes, and the intersection of R&B and rap, all adding something new to their chosen form.

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