Three months into this complicated and unsettling new year, the music business has already seen more than 1,000 new tracks released. Maybe something there to take our minds off other things? Here are a dozen I really like: from big acts like Meek Mill and Justin Timberlake, and Khalid; top women artists like Grimes and Christine and the Queens, who have switched up their sound in interesting ways; a posthumous release from Mac Miller; and a terrific single from relative newcomer Billy Raffoul. Enjoy.

Jeff Pollack, a film and television producer and music executive, disseminates Pollack Music Essentials each week