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.
Let’s Eat Grandma’s Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth gave us the perfect way to start off the year with ‘Happy New Year’, an uplifting and poignant synthpop tune that reflects on the duo’s lifelong friendship. Also on this week’s list, we have the frenetic debut single from The Smile, the new trio comprised of Radiohead members Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood plus Sons Of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner; the latest offering from SASAMI’s upcoming album, the industrial-leaning and virulent ‘Say It’; Father John Misty’s lyrically and musically enchanting new single ‘Funny Girl’, whose luxurious arrangement has more than a hint of Old Hollywood; Yard Act’s fun and cheeky new track ‘Rich’, taken from their imminent debut LP The Overload; and ‘Soundings’, the gorgeous debut single from York songwriter Elanor Moss.
Best New Songs: January 10, 2021
Song of the Week: Let’s Eat Grandma, ‘Happy New Year’
The Smile, ‘You Will Never Work in Television’
SASAMI, ‘Say It’
Father John Misty, ‘Funny Girl’
Yard Act, ‘Rich’
Elanor Moss, ‘Soundings’