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’s playlist features the latest single from Julien Baker’s soon-to-be-released third album, the tenderly evocative ‘Favor’, which features subtle backing vocals from her boy genius bandmates Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus. The Weather Station’s excellent fifth album came out on Friday, and latest single ‘Parking Lot’ is a testament to Tamara Lindeman’s growth as a songwriter; Miss Grit’s second EP Impostor is also out now, and the ambitious ‘Grow Up To’ served as an exciting final preview of the artist’s confident new sound. Danish punks Iceage returned with their first single for Mexican Summer, ‘The Holding Hand’, and it’s a thunderous, slow-burning epic. Philadelphia outfit Spirit of the Beehive announced a new album, ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH, with a hypnotic new single, while Hull-based five-piece Low Hummer delve into themes of cultural identity and isolation on the ethereal ‘Never Enough’.
Best New Songs: February 8, 2021
The Weather Station, ‘Parking Lot’
Julien Baker, ‘Favor’
Miss Grit, ‘Grow Up To’
Iceage, ‘The Holding Hand’
Spirit of the Beehive, ‘THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN’T DO’
Low Hummer, ‘Never Enough’