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.
O this week’s list, we have Kacey Musgraves’ ‘star-crossed’, which serves as a stirring introduction to the singer-songwriter’s upcoming album of the same name; ‘Girl Is a Gun’, a dynamic and catchy highlight from Halsey’s new Nine Inch Nails-produced record; ‘Die/Cry’, one of the most strikingly vulnerable cuts off Indigo De Souza’s sophomore LP; Ada Lea’s ‘partner’, another evocative single from her forthcoming second album; Hand Habits’ gorgeous ‘No Difference’, featuring vocals from Mike Hadreas aka Perfume Genius; Men I Trust’s ‘Shoulders’, the mesmerizing penultimate track from the Montreal band’s Untourable Album; and Spirits Having Fun’s ‘See a Sky’, the adventurous, colourful final single from the group’s soon-to-be-released album Two.
Best New Songs: August 30, 2021
Kacey Musgraves, ‘star-crossed’
Song of the Week: Halsey, ‘Girl is a Gun’
Indigo De Souza, ‘Die/Cry’
Ada Lea, ‘partner’
Hand Habits, ‘No Difference’
Men I Trust, ‘Shoulders’
Spirits Having Fun, ‘See a Sky’