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 Sudan Archives’ ‘NBPQ (Topless)’, a propulsive, autobiographical track about navigating Western beauty standards as a Black woman; Hudson Mohawke’s ‘Bicstan’, the dizzying, chaotically euphoric first single off the Scottish producer’s new album CRY BABY; ‘BARELY WOKE’, an entrancing, drum n’ bass-inspired highlight from Moor Mother’s new LP Jazz Codes; NNAMDÏ’s ‘I Don’t Wanna Be Famous’, the playful lead cut from his forthcoming Secretly Canadian debut; and ‘Did It Again’, the grungy, infectious new single from Toronto’s PONY.
Best New Songs: July 4, 2022
Sudan Archives, ‘NBPQ (Topless)’
Song of the Week: Hudson Mohawke, ‘Bicstan’
Moor Mother feat. Wolf Weston, ‘BARELY WOKE’
NNAMDÏ, ‘I Don’t Wanna Be Famous’
PONY, ‘Did It Again’