New Music Fridays are an exciting but daunting prospect for any music lover.

It’s essentially a weekly holiday when popular artists and fresh faces release their latest deals around the world, and flood streaming services and digital retailers with an onslaught of sonic goodies. But who has the time to sit there and listen to everything before they update their playlists? There is just too much that is good! (And, if we’re being honest, usually a few stinkers too.)

As it turns out, we do. Welcome to The MixtapE!

Now is the perfect time to be melodramatic because Gentlemen has let the light shine on us all with her third studio album. The dreamy and yellow-colored Solar Power shows a fresh, airy side of the “Pure Heroine” singer, which is worth listening to.

Shawn Mendes also seems to use solar energy this season in his romantic number Tainy, “Summer of Love”, which has many discreet allusions to girlfriend Camila cabello. Dillon Francis and Bow Anderson Keep up the good mood in the healthy “Reaching Out”.