Jon ALi Presents: Press Play – May 2019

Just turn it up and turn it on: Press Play, the May edition is here!

In case you missed it, Press Play is my new playlist that I’ll be launching every month – aka your opportunity to hear all of the songs I’m currently buzzin’ about in one handy and convenient place.

We’re a few days into May and things are heating up already (quite literally — finally!), which means it’s time to talk about some of the very good pop releases of May 2019 so far.

First, the pop legends: Madonna‘s latest Madame X teaser “I Rise” sees her ditching the care-free Latin-influence for something a bit more serious on this mid-tempo, Auto-tuned number. Kylie preps us for her brand new greatest hits collection, Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collection, with an early drop of the only new song included, “New York City,” a classic-sounding Kylie cut that we maybe didn’t need – but also, I’m not totally mad at it. It’s cute. It’s fine. whatever.

On the millennial front, we’ve got a new joyous pop banger from Miss Kim Petras with “Got My Number,” an instant earworm from dynamic duo Kyan Palmer and nicopop, a new sunny, swoon-worthy Shawn Mendes single, and instant new faves from former Disney Queens, Ashley Tisdale and Sabrina Carpenter.

There’s plenty of dance-ready options as well, from the grand return of Tom Aspaul to Iggy Azalea‘s latest hard-hitter “Started” to my soon-to-be summer anthems from Karol G, Hayden James, NOTD and Diplo.

Enjoy all of these songs mentioned (and more!) by subscribing to the May 2019 Press Play playlist on Spotify or Apple Music. (Missed April? It’s right here.) As always, I will keep updating throughout the month with even more bangers, bops and everything in between.

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