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 one of two new Big Thief tracks produced by drummer James Krivchenia, the shimmeringly gorgeous and intimate ‘Little Things’; the poignant yet soothing new song by Chicago-based artist and poet Tasha, ‘Lake Superior’; Magdalena Bay’s gliding and infectious ‘Secrets (Your Fire)’, the second offering from their forthcoming debut album; Indigo De Souza’s cathartic new single and the dynamic centerpiece of her upcoming LP, ‘Real Pain’; and Lala Lala’s hypnotic and shadowy ‘Color of the Pool’, which is more low-key but no less potent than previous teaser ‘DIVER’.
Best New Songs: August 16, 2021
Song of the Week: Big Thief, ‘Little Things’
Indigo De Souza, ‘Real Pain’
Tasha, ‘Lake Superior’
Magdalena Bay, ‘Secrets (Your Fire)’
Lala Lala, ‘Color of the Pool’