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 the first single and opening track from Alvvays’ new LP, the invigorating, gentle, and impeccably layered ‘Pharmacist’; Crack Cloud’s ‘tough baby’, the entrancing title track from the Vancouver collective’s upcoming album; Julien Baker’s new single ‘Guthrie’, which is intimate and hushed yet piercingly raw; Hot Chip’s ’Eleanor’, an infectious banger that will appear on their new album Freakout/Release; Lande Hekt’s heartfelt, yearning ‘Gay Space Cadets’, the lead single off the Muncie Girls frontperson’s sophomore album; and ‘Feathers’, another delicate single from the new Florist album that serves as an invitation to zoom out beyond the daily minutiae of our lives.
Best New Songs: July 11, 2022
Song of the Week: Alvvays, ‘Pharmacist’
Crack Cloud, ‘tough baby’
Julien Baker, ‘Guthrie’
Hot Chip, ‘Eleanor’
Lande Hekt, ‘Gay Space Cadets’