Every week, EW’s music staff takes a hard listen to the biggest new tracks and offers up our unfiltered opinions. Read on for reviews of new tracks by Fergie, Demi Lovato, Sampha, Taking Back Sunday, and more.
Fergie, “M.I.L.F. $”
Earlier this year, Demi Lovato said she couldn’t care less about radio hits: she’d take songs like her ballad “Stone Cold” over bangers like “Cool for the Summer” and “Confident” any day. Her new single, “Body Say,” makes that preference known—it’s a sexy slow-jam produced by Sir Nolan, the guy behind Selena Gomez’s “Good For You” and Nick Jonas’ “Jealous”—but it also shows that maybe Lovato doesn’t need to choose at all. With a slick R&B beat and a skyscraper chorus, there’s no reason she can’t scale the charts and stay creatively fulfilled. A- –Nolan Feeney