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Tracks of the week reviewed: Billie Eilish, Ava Max, Action Bronson

This week we’ve got a haunting lullaby, a smug earworm and a bland anthem for high-street changing rooms

Billie Eilish

My Future

Billie says her new single, a “really, really personal and special” song, was written over two days in lockdown with her brother Finneas during “a craaaazy amount of self-reflection and self-growth”, so just know that while you were busy repeat-watching Parks and Rec and putting off Couch to 5k, Billie was writing this beautiful, haunting lullaby. Bet her banana bread is rubbish, though.

Ava Max

Who’s Laughing Now

If you’re the one person waiting for Ava Max to bring out a sequel to 2018’s irritating earworm Sweet But Psycho, then good news: Who’s Laughing Now is basically the same song but with one horrible personality trait (psychotic) swapped with another (smug). If you’re one of the other 7.6 billion people on Earth, all you need to know is that Ava Max’s laugh in this song will go right through you like a week-old curry.

Action Bronson

Latin Grammys

Latin Grammys starts with a cowbell, ends with a dolphin call and makes absolutely no reference to the Latin Grammys – instead, Action Bronson insists: “I might not be able to touch my toes/ but I will still fuck these hoes.” Misogyny doesn’t get a pass when it rhymes, mate.

Sam Smith ft Burna Boy

My Oasis

My Oasis, sadly, isn’t a tribute to high-street shop Oasis. Although it is the kind of inoffensive, bland song you’d hear played in the changing rooms, soundtracking the bored boyfriends nodding “Yeah, really nice” at every combination of “jeans and a nice top” their partners are trying on ahead of a night out at All Bar One in Guildford.

Snakehips & Jess Glynne ft A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Davido

Lie for You

Thanks for coming to the official draw of the pop star tombola! Drum roll, please! This week’s random combination of artists will be … faceless dance duo Snakehips, restaurant shamer Jess Glynne, rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Afrobeats superstar Davido! To be honest, Jess does most of the heavy lifting on this track, while A Boogie rhymes “na na” with “rah rah”. Lie for You is very “will this do”. To be clear: it won’t.

Football news:

Barcelona's Interest in Isak Increased after Koeman's appointment. Larsson has a high opinion of the player (Mundo Seportivo)
Manuel Pellegrini: When you play against Real Madrid and var, it's too much
PSV and Porto are Interested in Barcelona midfielder PUC. He doesn't want to leave the club
Puyol about Barcelona: If we want to win the championship, we need to perform very well
Schalke sacked Wagner. The team has not won the Bundesliga since January
Iacini on 3:4 with Inter: Even a draw would be an unfair result, given how many chances Fiorentina created
Ramos Pro 3:2 with Betis: the Referee tried his best and didn't do anything intentionally