Your guide to New Music Friday featuring gems from Charlotte OC and Sigrid.

Fridays can be overwhelming for pop fans. Every week you’re bombarded with a glut of new music, which can lead to ear candy falling through the cracks. I’m hoping to avoid that tragic scenario with The Drop — a cheat sheet of sorts to get you through New Music Friday. By now, you have probably heard Iggy Azalea’s iTunes-climbing “Sally Walker” and hopefully checked out Nasty Cherry’s killer “Win.” But that’s still just the tip of the iceberg.

Let’s start this week’s edition of The Drop in Deutschland. While Scandinavia is generally considered to be the cradle of Euro-pop, artists like LEA and Lena prove that the Germans can hold their own. Speaking of the former Eurovision winner, Lena returns to the New Music Friday lineup with an absolute gem called “Don’t Lie To Me.” There’s an unusual twist to this plea for honesty (she’s been naughty too) and the breezy, tropical-tinged production is perfect for spring. Emma Elisabeth’s melancholy-drenched “Pilot,” on the other hand, is more wintery in tone. The Berlin-based Swede continues to impress with her hazy, genre-defying anthems and this is her best one yet.