It’s gonna be May! Here’s some Pop news! ūüíÉ

NOW That’s What I Call Music! 105 
The NOW series is back and kicking off the new decade with NOW 105. The legendary compilation includes two discs of chart-topping hits! Available from 8th May, NOW 105 is the perfect soundtrack to Spring 2020. You can also get 10% off your first order by using the code: NOW10 
UB40 featuring Ali Campbell & Astro ‚Äď Lean On Me (In Aid Of NHS Charities Together)¬†
UB40¬†featuring¬†Ali Campbell¬†&¬†Astro¬†have released a powerful rendition of¬†Bill Withers‚Äô¬†classic¬†Lean On Me, in aid of NHS Charities Together!¬†All proceeds go directly towards the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal, to raise money for those on the frontline and beyond.¬†‚ÄúWe really felt this is the track that encapsulates everything that‚Äôs going on at the moment ‚Äď we‚Äôre all needing to lean on our NHS heroes. We wanted to make our contribution to this great cause and covering this song was the perfect way to show our appreciation.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄstAli¬†&¬†Astro¬†Listen on all streaming platforms here!¬†
The Stay Home Live Lounge team, including the likes of Bastille5 Seconds of SummerEllie GouldingSigrid and Mabel are in an incredible position where Times Like These is close to becoming the #1 single in the UK. With proceeds going to charity, all you have to do to donate is download the track on iTunes. Download to donate and stay home. 
Sam Smith and Demi Lovato host their own queer Olympics in ‚ÄėI‚Äôm Ready‚Äô video¬†
Global superstar¬†Sam Smith¬†and international music sensation¬†Demi Lovato¬†have teamed up for their newest song¬†I’m Ready. The upbeat, fun pop track sees the singers declare that they are ready to be loved and was created while being “surrounded by love and happiness“.¬†Sam¬†hopes that for listeners, “in this unsettling and sad time, this makes you smile. Sing it with us from the top of your voice!”¬†The exciting and incredible music video sees¬†Sam,¬†Demi¬†and a host of other characters take part in an Olympics of their own. Showing scenes of wrestling, diving, synchronised swimming, gymnastics and a 100m race, the video culminates in a medal ceremony with¬†Sam¬†and¬†Demi¬†as the song reaches its epic climax.¬†The track follows¬†Sam Smith‘s previous singles¬†To Die For,¬†How Do You Sleep¬†and¬†Dancing With A Stranger.¬†
HAIM are back with a brand new single I Know Alone Out Now! 
HAIM¬†are back with an INCREDIBLE new track¬†I Know Alone, which was released on Wednesday 29th. The single comes from their highly anticipated forthcoming album¬†Women In Music Pt. III.¬†While the song was originally inspired by the band‚Äôs feelings of loneliness after coming home from tour,¬†I Know Alone¬†and its lyrics like ‚Äúbeen a couple days since I‚Äôve been out‚ÄĚ and ‚Äú‚Äôcause nights turn into days that turn to grey‚ÄĚ now take on a whole new meaning in today‚Äôs world as so many of us stay home and practice social distancing.¬†Take a listen!¬†
Ronan Keating РLittle Thing Called Love 
Ronan Keating¬†has released some of the defining pop songs of the past two decades. Now, he shares his uplifting new track¬†Little Thing Called Love, out today on Decca Records. This is the second single to be taken from his new album,¬†Twenty Twenty, out on 24th July.¬†Following a first play on¬†Zoe Ball‚Äôs¬†BBC Radio 2 show this morning, everything about¬†Little Thing Called Love¬†is quintessentially¬†Ronan. Set to an upbeat guitar melody, the track showcases his irresistible vocals at their best. Along with the recent arrival of a new baby, the song could not be more fitting.¬†Ronan says, ‚ÄúSeeing my new baby girl born in these unique times made me feel so full of joy on one hand but also heartbroken for those that have lost someone they love. So, I hope that a Little Thing Called Love might help people through in some way.‚Ä̬†
Dermot Kennedy’s New Stripped Back EP Lost In The Soft Light 
The EP is a selection of live, re-worked versions of tracks from his debut album Without Fear, which landed at the top of the UK album chart in October last year. The collection, complete with visual performances dubbed the Lost in the Soft Light Sessions, includes platinum selling top 10 single Outnumbered, and live favourites All My Friends and The Corner. 

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