This Week’s Best New Songs: Billie Eilish, Grouper, Ada Lea, Boy Scouts, and More

    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 Grouper, ‘Unclean mind’, a lush, ethereal ambient folk piece that leads her upcoming album Shade; Boy Scouts’ equally gorgeous and intimate ‘That’s Life Honey’, taken from Taylor Vick’s newly announced LP Wayfinder; the mesmerizingly nostalgic ‘Pond House’ by British indie pop trio Saint Etienne, who also announced a new album last week; Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak’s anticipated new Silk Sonic single ‘Skate’, which is as infectiously smooth and vibrant as its predecessor; another incredible new track from Turnstile, ‘BLACKOUT’, which comes equipped with an explosive breakdown; Water From Your Eyes’ hypnotic yet pummelling new single ‘Track Five’; ‘Oxytocin’, a highlight off Billie Eilish’s new album that brilliantly combines her breathy vocals with abrasive production; and the staggering, climactic new single from Ada Lea’s forthcoming sophomore full-length, which begs to be sung along to: “I’ve had it with this place/ We’re all going insane/ I’ve had it with this place/ We’ve all gone insane.”

    Best New Songs: August 2, 2021

    Grouper, ‘Unclean mind’

    Turnstile, ‘BLACKOUT’

    Song of the Week: Ada Lea, ‘damn’

    Boy Scouts, ‘That’s Life Honey’

    Saint Etienne, ‘Pond House’

    Water From Your Eyes, ‘Track Five’

    Silk Sonic, ‘Skate’

    Billie Eilish, ‘Oxytocin’

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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