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.
On this week’s list, we have another typically soaring single from Thyla, ‘Flush’, which sharply examines the damaging effects of social media; ’30 Degrees’, the wistful and subtly eerie new single from Naima Bock, formerly of Goat Girl, marking her signing to Sub Pop; Jonny Greenwood’s gently moving theme for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza, a contrast to his more haunting soundtrack work; Julie Doiron’s ‘The Letters We Sent’, an emotional highlight from her new album I Thought of You; and ‘the bottom of the well’, the heart-wrenching debut single from Irish singer-songwriter amy michelle.
Best New Songs: November 29, 2021
Naima Bock, ’30 Degrees’
Jonny Greenwood, ‘Licorice Pizza’
Song of the Week: Julie Doiron, ‘The Letters We Sent’
amy michelle, ‘the bottom of the well’