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 Sharon Van Etten’s ‘Mistakes’, a confident and uplifting stand-out from her new LP; Emily Yacina’s ‘DB Cooper’, a tender, dreamy tribute to the Long Beach-based musician’s late friend and collaborator Eric Littman; ‘El Apagón’, a thumping highlight off Bad Bunny’s new record; Camp Trash’s catchy and anthemic ‘Let It Ride’, the lead single from their debut album; Mykki Blanco’s ‘Your Love Was a Gift’, an evocative collaboration with Diana Gordon and Sam Buck; Porridge Radio’s ‘End of Last Year’, a bracingly cathartic song about rebuilding trust in friendships; and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s ’Dive Deep’, which exhibits a different side of the band’s sound but creeps up on you the more you listen.
Best New Songs: May 9, 2022
Song of the Week: Sharon Van Etten, ‘Mistakes’
Emily Yacina, ‘DB Cooper’
Bad Bunny, ‘El Apagón’
Camp Trash, ‘Let It Ride’
Mykki Blanco, ‘Your Love Was a Gift’
Porridge Radio, ‘End of Last Year’
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, ‘Dive Deep’