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 Girlpool’s ‘Faultline’, a lyrically wrenching track that holds itself together against a glistening backdrop; Mitski’s latest single ‘Heat Lightning’, which starts out slow but builds to a hypnotic, dissonant swell; Beach House’s ‘New Romance’, a mesmerizing cut off the second chapter of the group’s upcoming double album Once Twice Melody; Sally Shapiro’s haunting ‘Christmas Escape’, the third single from the duo’s first new LP since 2013’s Somewhere Else; and Squirrel Flower’s intimate and atmospheric ’ruby at dawn’, lifted from the singer-songwriter’s upcoming Planet EP.
Best New Songs: December 13, 2021
Mitski, ‘Heat Lightning’
Song of the Week: Beach House, ‘New Romance’
Sally Shapiro, ‘Christmas Escape’
Squirrel Flower, ‘ruby at dawn’