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, Billie Eilish returned with a bold, cheeky, and incredibly catchy new single that sees her bringing back some of the playfully glitchy electronics of her debut album while pushing her sound forward; Run the Jewels served up a blistering cut as part of their contribution to the Cyberpunk 2077 soundtrack, while Rico Nasty’s abrasive 100 gecs-assisted banger is yet another exciting preview from her upcoming album; Alaska Reid enlisted A.G. Cook and Rodaidh McDonald to produce the dreamy, nostalgic ‘Oblivion’; Francis of Delirium delivered a dynamic, poignant indie rock single with ‘Lakes’; singer-songwriter Lizzie Reid’s ‘Always Lovely’ is a grippingly intimate acoustic cut, while The Antlers’ latest is as beautifully evocative as you would expect. And of course, the mere existence of Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers’ gorgeous rendition of the Goo Goo Dolls’ ‘Iris’ warrants a placement on this list.
Best New Songs: November 16th, 2020
Song of the Week: Billie Eilish, ‘Therefore I Am’
Run the Jewels, ‘No Save Point’
Lizzie Reid, ‘Always Lovely’
Rico Nasty, ‘OHFR?’
The Antlers, ‘It Is What It Is’
Francis of Delirium, ‘Lakes’
Alaska Reid, ‘Oblivion’
Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers, ‘Iris’ (Goo Goo Dolls Cover)