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, Arlo Parks previewed her upcoming debut album with a heartfelt, breezy new single called ‘Caroline’, which both showcases and refines her trademark songwriting style. Alaska Reid’s latest, the A. G. Cook-produced title track to her debut EP Big Bunny, sounds wild and anthemic, but is also evocative in its dreamy tones and nostalgic imagery. ‘Roundtown’ is a contemplative highlight from FLOHIO’s hotly anticipated debut LP, No Panic No Pain, while bb sway’s ‘habits’ is the kind of bedroom pop tune that’s too wholesome and catchy to ignore. Rosie Carney’s take on Radiohead’s ‘Bullet Proof… I Wish I Was’, the final single from her full-length cover of The Bends, turns the already somber cut into a haunting, piano-led ballad, while the official debut single from Bristol-based folk artist Clara Mann, ‘I Didn’t Know You Were Leaving Today’, is both graceful and wistfully poetic.
Best New Songs: November 27th, 2020
Arlo Parks, ‘Caroline’
Clara Mann, ‘I Didn’t Know You Were Leaving Today’
Song of the Week: Alaska Reid, ‘Big Bunny’
bb sway, ‘habits’
Rosie Carney, ‘Bullet Proof… I Wish I Was’ (Radiohead Cover)