Throughout the week, we update our Best New Songs playlist with the new releases that caught our attention the most, be it a single leading up to the release of an album or a newly unveiled deep cut. And each Monday, we round up the best new songs released over the past week (the eligibility period begins on Monday and ends Sunday night) in this segment.
Compared to last week, there weren’t that many new bops to dance along to, but Carly Rae Jepsen came in and graced us with a euphoric quarantine tune that has excited for whatever she has in store for us in the future. On the other end of the musical spectrum, both established post-punk outfits Metz and newcomers TV Priest delivered bracing, fiery songs that pierce right through your brain, while Angel Olsen unveiled another stunning stripped-back track from her upcoming album. Echoing a similar kind of intimacy, Lomelda offered up the beautiful, shimmering ‘Hannah Sun’, the final preview from her upcoming record Hannah, while Tomberlin returned with an Alex G-assisted new tune that’s both subtle and playful. Finally, Open Mike Eagle announced his forthcoming album with a contemplative, vulnerable new track, while Father John Misty came through with not one but two piano ballads, one of which is just a tad bit more elegant and evocative than the other.
Best New Songs: August 24th, 2020
TV Priest, ‘This Island’
Father John Misty, ‘To S.’
Open Mike Eagle ft. Kari Faux, ‘Bucciarati’
Angel Olsen, ‘Waving, Smiling’
Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘Me and the Boys in the Band’
Metz, ‘Hail Taxi’
Lomelda, ‘Hannah Sun’