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’re highlighting the strikingly dynamic new single from Snail Mail, ‘Valentine’, which leads her upcoming sophomore album; the majestically anthemic title track from The War on Drugs’ forthcoming LP, I Don’t Live Here Anymore; Hatchie’s new single ‘This Enchanted’, which uses a perfect mix of dance pop and shoegaze to convey a rush of emotion; ‘You Lose!’, another excellent offering from Magdalena Bay’s upcoming debut; Tonstartssbandht’s ‘What Has Happened’, the entrancing, groovy lead cut from the psych-rock duo’s 18th LP; ‘Under the Rolling Moon’, another driving, empathetic single from Ducks Ltd.’s debut full-length; ‘This Time’, an infectious slice of dream pop from Swedish band Makthaverskan; Marissa Nadler’s dreamy, hypnotic new track ‘If I Could Breathe Underwater’, featuring harp from Marissa Nadler; and Snarls’ ‘Fixed Gear’, the vibrant new single from the Columbus indie rock outfit’s upcoming Chris Walla-produced EP.
Best New Songs: September 20, 2021
Song of the Week: Snail Mail, ‘Valentine’
The War on Drugs feat. Lucius, ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’
Hatchie, ‘This Enchanted’
Magdalena Bay, ‘You Lose!’
Tonstartssbandht, ‘What Has Happened’
Ducks Ltd., ‘Under the Rolling Moon’
Makthaverskan, ‘This Time’
Marissa Nadler, ‘If I Could Breathe Underwater’
Snarls, ‘Fixed Gear’