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 brand new single from Charli XCX, ‘Good Ones’, an infectious pop banger that sees her deviating from the experimental sonics of how i’m feeling now to embrace a more mainstream pop-leaning sound; Little Simz’ groovy, Afropop-inflected ‘Point and Kill’, the fifth and final single from her outstanding new LP, featuring Nigeria-born, London-based singer Obongjayar; Montreal band SUUNS’ patiently unfolding and expansive ‘The Trilogy’, from their new album The Witness; Silverbacks’ dynamic and propulsive new single ‘Wear My Medal’, their first for new label home Full Time Hobby; Thyla’s glossy and euphoric ‘Gum’, which leads their forthcoming self-titled debut; and a new song from Melina Duterte and Ellen Kempner’s Bachelor, the hushed and subtly unnerving ‘I See It Now’.
Best New Songs: September 6, 2021
Charli XCX, ‘Good Ones’
Song of the Week: Little Simz feat. Obongjayar, ‘Point and Kill’
SUUNS, ‘The Trilogy’
Silverbacks, ‘Wear My Medal’
Bachelor, ‘I See It Now’