As consumers of music, we all lead busy lives: we're writing about it, and you're reading it. Of course, we're aware that sometimes our readers won't have time to chase down everything that we're digging on a certain day, and this is why The Playbook exists.

It's a (sort of) daily roundup of the 5 songs we're enjoying the most on a certain day. It runs from Monday to Thursday every week (since it's essentially New Music Friday cut into chunks), and it's your regular fix of new music.

Header image courtesy of Amalia Márquez.

  • Artist: Robel Synthesia
  • Track Name: 'Beach Chairs'
  • Location: Atlanta, United States
  • Website: Soundcloud
  • A Few Words: "... it's a chilled out meander through fresh beats and swooning melodies." [Read full review here]

  • Artist: Cloud Control
  • Track Name: 'Scar'
  • Location: UK
  • Website: Soundcloud
  • A Few Words: "'Scar' is full-on pop - from the synths to the harmonies. A times wistful and other times sailing into the clouds." [Read full review here]

  • Artist: Hockeysmith
  • Track Name: 'Let's Bang'
  • Location: UK
  • Website: Soundcloud
  • A Few Words: "Beautiful and strange or strangely beautiful, either way it's a belter of a track." [Read full review here]

  • Artist: Tourist
  • Track Name: 'Stay'
  • Location: London, UK
  • Website: Soundcloud
  • A Few Words: "New track 'Stay' shows a deep, methodical process to his music, choosing quiet and contemplation over huge drops and jazzed-up choruses. The result is a smooth-as-silk garage shake with all the synthy nuances of a dance music fan brought up on Synkro and Burial rather than The Artful Dodger." [Read full review here]

  • Artist: SALES
  • Track Name: 'toto'
  • Location: Orlando, United States
  • Website: Soundcloud
  • A Few Words: "Glazed over with Morgan's tender, thought-provoking words - 'And you never see it all until you close your eyes' - 'toto' is a compelling two minutes, leaving you hanging on for more." [Read full review here]