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.
First, a (belated) warning: if you’re not ready to have your soul crushed and your heart ripped out of your chest, maybe don’t listen to Lucy Dacus’ new single. That said, there’s a reason it’s been a fan favourite for so long, and it’s easily our song of the week. Also featured on this week’s playlist and worth checking out are: spill tab’s wildly infectious ‘PISTOLWHIP’, Jorja Smith’s gorgeously layered ‘Addicted’, Skullcrusher’s stunning ‘Storm in the Summer’, Crumb’s unsurprisingly groovy, dreamy new single ‘Trophy’, Xenia Rubinos’ gut-wrenching meditation on loss, ‘Did My Best’, and Really From’s ‘I’m From Here’, a striking non-single highlight from their new self-titled album.
Best New Songs: March 15, 2021
Song of the Week: Lucy Dacus, ‘Thumbs’
Jorja Smith, ‘Addicted’
Skullcrusher, ‘Storm in the Summer’
spill tab, ‘PISTOLWHIP’
Really From, ‘I’m From Here’
Xenia Rubinos, ‘Did My Best’