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 past Friday saw the release of two of 2021’s biggest albums so far: Wolf Alice’s Blue Weekend, whose final single ‘How Can I Make It OK>’ is an anthemic highlight, and Japanese Breakfast’s Jubilee, whose glossy opening track is filled with wonder and infectious energy. Also last week, Samia returned with news of an upcoming EP, led by the soaring and emotive single ‘Show Up’; Billie Eilish served up another single from her sophomore album, the minimal yet infectiously breezy and confident ‘Lost Cause’; IDER’s ‘BORED’ is a driving, bold single from the duo’s second album, delivered in a stream-of-consciousness style; Martha Skye Murphy released the chilling yet entrancing ‘Found Out’; SPELLLLING builds on the elaborate, fantastical world of her latest singles with the title track to her forthcoming LP, The Turning Wheel; DARKSIDE have a new track out from their long-awaited sophomore album, the proggy and intriguingly fractured ‘Lawmaker’; and finally, Jessie Ware unveiled another track from the deluxe edition of What’s Your Pleasure, ‘Hot N Heavy’, an unsurprisingly great and kinetic dance-pop tune.
Best New Songs: June 7, 2021
Samia, ‘Show Up’
Billie Eilish, ‘Lost Cause’
Martha Skye Muprhy, ‘Found Out’
SPELLLING, ‘Turning Wheel’
Song of the Week: Japanese Breakfast, ‘Paprika’
Wolf Alice, ‘How Can I Make It OK?’
Jessie Ware, ‘Hot N Heavy’