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 Jlin’s dizzying and hyperactive ‘Embryo’, the title track from the producer’s upcoming EP; Parquet Court’s raucous garage rocker ‘Homo Sapiens’, the final single from their new LP Sympathy for Life; Strange Ranger’s hypnotic new song ‘It’s You’, the closing track from their new mixtape No Light in Heaven; ‘Message in a Bottle’, the captivating first single from the Nigerian-born, London-based singer Obongjayar’s debut album; Nation of Language’s ‘The Grey Commute’, which layers its sharp political commentary over ‘80s synths and a propulsive beat; and the dreamy and evocative ‘I’m So Tired’ by Deserta, the solo moniker of former Saxon Shore/Midnight Faces member Matthew Doty.
Best New Songs: October 25, 2021
Parquet Courts, ‘Homo Sapiens’
Strange Ranger, ‘It’s You’
Song of the Week: Obongjayar, ‘Message in a Bottle’
Nation of Language, ‘The Grey Commute’
Deserta, ‘I’m So Tired’