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 the latest single from Wet Leg, ‘Too Late’, a sardonic yet earnestly vulnerable song about “sleepwalking into adulthood”; Wild Pink’s magnificent 9-minute track ‘Florida’, a love letter to frontman John Ross’ home state; Anaïs Mitchell’s ‘Brooklyn Bridge’, a stunning ballad from her upcoming self-titled LP; allie’s heartfelt new single ‘cast iron’, featuring production from Quarter-Life Crisis and released as part of Saddle Creek’s Document series; and ‘Gales of Worry’, a sunny, enveloping indie folk tune from Pittsburgh’s String Machine, the lead single off their new album Hallelujah Hell Yeah.
Best New Songs: December 6, 2021
Wet Leg, ‘Too Late’
Song of the Week: Wild Pink, ‘Florida’
Anaïs Mitchell, ‘Brooklyn Bridge’
allie feat. Quarter Life Crisis, ‘cast iron’
String Machine, ‘Gales of Worry’