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.
On this week’s list, we have a new track from Montreal-based singer-songwriter Ada Lea, the achingly understated yet direct ‘hurt’; Molly Payton’s first single of 2021, the anthemic and emotive ‘Honey’, which once again showcases the London-based artist’s powerful vocal delivery; Low’s spectral new single ‘Days Like These’, which is striking and impactful at every turn; Faye Webster’s horn-backed ‘A Dream With a Baseball Player’, about her teenage crush on Atlanta Braves player Ronald Acuña Jr.; the pounding and dynamic debut single from Brooklyn five-piece Geese, ‘Disco’; beabadoobee’s ‘Cologne’, a groovy and surprisingly explosive highlight from her new the 1975-produced EP; Colleen Green’s playfully sincere ‘I Wanna Be a Dog’; and Half Waif’s ‘Horse Racing’, yet another stunning preview from her upcoming LP Mythopoetics.
Best New Songs: June 28, 2021
Ada Lea, ‘hurt’
Song of the Week: Molly Payton, ‘Honey’
Low, ‘Days Like These’
Faye Webster, ‘Dream With a Baseball Player’
Colleen Green, ‘I Wanna Be a Dog’
Half Waif, ‘Horse Racing’