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 single from Let’s Eat Grandma, the duo of Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth, who returned with the wistfully enchanting ‘Hall of Mirrors’; a mesmerizing new single from Topanga Canyon native Lou Roy, ‘Valkyrie’, featuring some wonderful production flourishes from illuminati hotties’ Sarah Tudzin; ‘Sometimes I Forget How Summer Looks on You’, the haunting opening track from Ben LaMar Gay’s forthcoming album Open Arms to Open Us, featuring vocals from Ohmme; a soaring, propulsive new track from Bartees Strange called ‘Weights’, taken from the deluxe edition of Live Forever; Manchester post-punk band Mandy, Indiana’s visceral new song ‘Bottle Episode’, from their upcoming debut EP; Hana Vu’s ‘Keeper’, which anchors in stirring melodies and glistening synths; Ada Lea’s ‘my love 4 u is real’, a dynamic highlight from her sophomore album; and ‘Sudoku’, another magnificent single from Penelope Isles’ forthcoming LP.
Best New Songs: September 27, 2021
Lou Roy, ‘Valkyrie’
Ben LaMar Gay feat. Ohmme, ‘Sometimes I Forget How Summer Looks on You’
Bartees Strange, ‘Weights’
Mandy, Indiana, ‘Bottle Episode’
Song of the Week: Let’s Eat Grandma, ‘Hall of Mirrors’
Hana Vu, ‘Keeper’
Penelope Isles, ‘Sudoku’
Ada Lea, ‘my love 4 u is real’