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.
We all knew that Lorde season was around the corner (the track is a grower), but who could’ve anticipated Clairo returning with a new album announcement and single that same day? And that it would also be co-produced by Jack Antonoff? And that it would be a gentle yet stirring acoustic ballad featuring backing vocals from, that’s right, Lorde? If you’re looking for something a little less low-key, though, Megan Thee Stallion is also back and in top form on the assertive ‘Thot Shit’, whose accompanying music video is a must-watch. Also on this week’s list, we have ‘Crying’, a dramatic highlight from Pom Pom Squad’s upcoming debut record, as well as a new one from that album’s co-producer, illuminati hotties’ Sarah Tudzin, the summery, infectious ‘Pool Hopping’ (taken from her the forthcoming LP Let Me Do One More, out October 1; we missed that announcement). W. H. Lung announced their sophomore album Vanities with the propulsive dance track ‘Pearl in the Palm’; Madi Diaz delivered the emotive and lyrically complex ‘Woman in My Heart’ from her upcoming album History of a Feeling; Laura Stevenson shared the simmering and dynamic ‘State’; and finally, The Goon Sax previewed their third album with the fittingly hypnotic yet emotionally gripping ‘Psychic’.
Best New Songs: June 14, 2021
Song of the Week: Clairo, ‘Blouse’
Laura Stevenson, ‘State’
Megan Thee Stallion, ‘Thot Shit’
Pom Pom Squad, ‘Crying’
Madi Diaz, ‘Woman in My Heart’
W. H. Lung, ‘Pearl in the Palm’
The Goon Sax, ‘Psychic’
illuminati hotties, ‘Pool Hopping’