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.
It’s not always easy to make a cover of an extremely popular song stand out, but both Angel Olsen and Lykke Li did exactly that this week, delivering stunningly intimate, stripped-down renditions of Bobby Vinton’s ‘Mr. Lonely’ and ‘I Will Survive’ respectively. Slowthai dropped his most meditative track to date, one that features notable performances from James Blake and Mount Kimbie, while Honduran-Canadian artist Daniela Andrade came through with a laid-back, intensely sensual R&B single that overflows with personality. Porridge Radio returned with a single that might not offer the cathartic highs of Every Move but is just as potent regardless, anchored by Dano Margolin’s self-reflective lyrics and impassioned performance. If you’re looking for something a little more upbeat, Pixey’s vibrant new single will certainly get your body moving, while Rico Nasty served up the banger of the week with the infectious ‘Own It’.
Best New Songs: September 21th, 2020
Porridge Radio, ‘7 Seconds’
Daniela Andrade, ‘K.L.F.G.’
slowthai feat. James Blake and Mount Kimbie, ‘feel away’
Song of the Week: Angel Olsen and Emile Mosseri, ‘Mr. Lonely’ (Bobby Vinton Cover)
Lykke Li, ‘I Will Survive’ (Gloria Gaynor Cover)
Pixey, ‘Just Move’
Rico Nasty, ‘Own It’