This Week’s Best New Songs: The Weeknd, Foxing, Nation of Language, 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 the new Max Martin-produced track from The Weeknd, who’s managed to make an infectious pop song about autoerotic asphyxiation; Nation of Language’s pulsating, cathartic ‘This Fractured Mind’, taken from their forthcoming album A Way Forward; ‘737’, the magnificently explosive opening track from Foxing’s new album; Public Service Broadcasting’s gorgeously dreamy ‘Blue Heaven’, which was inspired by Marlene Dietrich; and Hand Habits’ ‘Aquamarine’, the intimate lead single from their upcoming LP Fun House, which hints at a new sonic direction for Meg Duffy.

    Best New Songs: August 9, 2021

    Hand Habits, ‘Aquamarine’

    Public Service Broadcasting feat. Andreya Casablanca, ‘Blue Heaven’

    Song of the Week: Foxing, ‘737’

    Nation of Language, ‘This Fractured Mind’

    The Weeknd, ‘Take My Breath’

    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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