Best Pop Single

It’s been a tremendous year for local pop — so much so that it’s tough to pick a favorite from the literally hundreds of songs dropped by performers in the underground pop scene. “Always Been U” shines bright as a certifiable bop. PHANGS, the nom de pop of Jake Germany, is joined by special guest R.LUM.R for a dreamy glittering earworm that’s emblematic of the rising pop scene. LANCE CONZETT

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