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’re highlighting Fontaines D.C.’s relatively restrained yet poignant ‘Jackie Down the Line’, the lead single from their forthcoming third LP; Mitski’s shimmering and explosive ‘Love Me More’, the final preview of Laurel Hell; Spoon’s immediately gratifying and anthemic ‘Wild’; ‘meta angel’, a beatific highlight off FKA twigs’ new mixtape CAPRISONGS; Methyl Ethel’s ‘Proof’, an entrancing collaboration with Stella Donnelly that reflects on post-truth politics; ‘Remembering Me’, the hypnotic final single off Cate Le Bon’s sixth album Pompeii; Empath’s ‘Passing Stranger’, a collage of memories that soars into a sweeping melody; Guerilla Toss’ jittery yet propulsive ‘Cannibal Capital’, the lead offering from their upcoming Sub Pop debut; and Silverbacks’ earnestly reflective ‘A Job Worth Something’.
Best New Songs: January 17, 2022
Fontaines D.C., ‘Jackie Down the Line’
Song of the Week: Mitski, ‘Love Me More’
FKA twigs, ‘meta angel’
Methyl Ethel feat. Stella Donnelly, ‘Proof’
Cate Le Bon, ‘Remembering Me’
Empath, ‘Passing Stranger’
Guerilla Toss, ‘Cannibal Capital’
Silverbacks, ‘A Job Worth Something’