This Week’s Best New Songs: Charli XCX, Spiritualized, Christian Lee Hutson, and More

    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 best new music segment.

    This week, we’re starting off with Jenny Lewis’ ‘Puppy and a Truck’, an honest and whimsical tribute to the singer’s new puppy; Charli XCX’s collaboration with Christine and the Queens and Caroline Polacheck, ‘New Shapes’, which combines the heartbreak and ecstasy of love as infectiously as it blends ‘80s and avant-pop production; Spiritualized’s ‘Always Together With You’, which leads their new album Everything Was Beautiful, a heartfelt space-rock song that slowly rises into something soaring and triumphant; Christian Lee Hutson’s new single ‘Strawberry Lemonade’, which features production from Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst and shines for its gentle melodies and reflective lyrics; Cassandra Jenkins ‘American Spirits’, an outtake from her latest album that beautifully relays the struggle of communicating hard emotional truths with tenderness; and Chastity Belt’s unnerving yet cathartic new single ‘Fear’.

    Best New Songs: November 8, 2021

    Jenny Lewis, ‘Puppy and a Truck’

    Charli XCX feat. Christine and the Queens and Caroline Polachek, ‘New Shapes’

    Song of the Week: Spiritualized, ‘Always Together With You’

    Christian Lee Hutson, ‘Strawberry Lemonade’

    Cassandra Jenkins, ‘American Spirits’

    Chastity Belt, ‘Fear’

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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