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 was a bit of a slow week, but there are still a few tracks worth shouting out. Kendrick Lamar returned with a feature on Busta Rhymes’ Michael Jackson-sampling new single ‘Look Over Your Shoulder’, a laid-back track in which the two rappers trade verses about their love for hip-hop; J.I.D. showed off his lyrical versatility on an excellent new freestyle (that’s not available on streaming services); Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of launched a new label and enlisted Amber Mark to sing on her incredibly catchy new song, ‘You’ve Got to Feel’; recent Dalliance Recordings signee Ailsa Tully served up a dreamy, mesmerising new cut titled ‘Drive’; and finally, UK experimental rock outfit Black Country, New Road knocked it out of the park with ‘Science Fair’, the intensely harrowing new single from their upcoming debut album.
Best New Songs: November 2nd, 2020
Empress Of feat. Amber Mark, ‘You’ve Got to Feel’
Busta Rhymes feat. Kendrick Lamar, ‘Look Over Your Shoulder’
Song of the Week: Black Country, New Road, ‘Science Fair’
Ailsa Tully, ‘Drive’
J.I.D, ‘Cludder Freestyle’