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.
This week, we saw experimental hip-hop trio clipping. bring back the horror movie vibes of their last LP with a new nightmarishly abrasive single, ‘Say the Name’, while Black Thought enlisted a star-studded line up of Pusha T, Swizz Beatz, Killer Mike (to the latter of which we owe an apology) for a fiery track that sees each rapper go as hard as you’d expect. Nao teamed up with Lianne La Havas for an empowering and groovy new single, while Leikeli37 returned with the infectiously playful ‘Zoom’. Fenne Lily delivered another dynamic single from her soon-to-be-unveiled album, while Mourn previewed their forthcoming LP with an intensely relatable single about the uncertainty of coming-of-age. Laura Fell sounds both reassured and keenly self-aware on her debut single, the slow-burning, richly layered ‘Bone of Contention’, while Ela Minus’ latest cut from her debut record is just as intoxicating and intriguing as her previous singles. If you’re looking for one last summer banger before the season’s officially over, though, BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez have got you covered.
Best New Songs: August 31st, 2020
Nao feat. Lianne La Havas, ‘Woman’
Fenne Lily, ‘Solipsism’
Song of the Week: clipping., ‘Say the Name’
Mourn, ‘This Feeling is Disgusting’
Black Thought feat. Pusha T, Swizz Beats, Killer Mike, ‘Good Morning’
Laura Fell, ‘Bone of Contention’
Ela Minus, ‘el cielo no es de nadie’
BLACKPINK with Selena Gomez, ‘Ice Cream’