Listen: Day Wave's "Promises"

Are you liking the tropical twist from Lady Gaga? If you don't, you are not alone. Don't get me wrong. The Cure is engineered for mainstream radio and has its heart set in the right place, but it's also frustratingly generic, with a hook that seems to have been lifted straight from Justin Bieber's 2015 hit Sorry. The Cure is a song several years too late. Paramore, in contrast, appear to be experimenting with new sounds, sounding nothing like ever before in their new wave jam Hard Times. Also in the offing is Day Wave's Promises, a song bearing all his hallmark sounds. Be warned, it's a repeat trap -