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’re starting off this week’s list with Tyler, the Creator’s hard-hitting new single ‘LUMBERJACK’, taken from his soon-to-be-released new album; Vince Staples also returned with a new track, the very solid, low-key ‘LAW OF AVERAGES’, from his newly announced self-titled LP; Yves Tumor’s first solo single since last year’s Heaven to a Tortured Mind is a dark, guitar-driven fever dream; Lingua Ignota announced a new record with the haunting ballad ‘Pennsylvania Furnace’; TORRES previewed her forthcoming album with the joyful and catchy ‘Hug From a Dinosaur’; Wet Leg, the post-punk duo newly signed to Domino, dropped their playfully absurd yet infectious debut single ‘Chaise Lounge’; Efterklang have a gorgeous, transportive new song out called ‘Living Other Lives’, while Gang of Youths evoke a similar if more direct sense of indie rock grandeur on ‘the angel of 8th ave.’; and finally, Indigo De Souza announced a new album, Any Shape You Take, with the dynamic and wryly-self-aware ‘Kill Me’.
Best New Songs: June 21, 2021
Tyler, the Creator, ‘LUMBERJACK’
Gang of Youths, ‘the angel of 8th ave.’
TORRES, ‘Hug From a Dinosaur’
Yves Tumor, ‘Jackie’
Efterklang, ‘Living Other Lives’
Vince Staples, ‘LAW OF AVERAGES’
Song of the Week: Lingua Ignota, ‘PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE’
Indigo De Souza, ‘Kill Me’
Wet Leg, ‘Chaise Lounge’