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 Fontaines D.C.’s ‘I Love You’, which is billed as “the first overtly political song” the band has written and gradually rises in intensity as it reflects on the narrator’s conflicted devotion to his home country; Guerilla Toss’ blissfully explosive ‘Famously Alive’, the latest single from their upcoming Sub Pop debut; Kurt Vile’s ‘Like Exploding Stones’, the lead single from his upcoming album (watch my moves), which slowly journeys through his anxiety-ridden mind; Tomberlin’s ‘happy accident’, her new single featuring Cass McCombs on guitar and Told Slant’s Felix Walworth on drums, which offers a similar kind of uplift as it walks us through uncertain relationships, sounding fuller and more confident than ever; Oceanator’s cathartic new single ‘Bad Brain Daze’; and New York songwriter and producer Doss’ latest club banger ‘Jumpin’’.
Best New Songs: February 21, 2022
Fontaines D.C., ‘I Love You’
Guerilla Toss, ‘Famously Alive’
Kurt Vile, ‘Like Exploding Stones’
Song of the Week: Tomberlin, ‘happy accident’
Oceanator, ‘Bad Brain Daze’