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 ‘ILYSM’, the dreamy, hauntingly beautiful lead single and title track from Wild Pink’s new album; ‘Virgo’s Groove’, an effortlessly euphoric highlight from Beyoncé’s new album; the debut single from Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson’s new project, Plains, the naturally warm and infectious ‘Problem With It’; Tove Love’s bright, hooky Eurodance track ‘2 Die 4’, which makes the bold decision of sampling Hot Butter’s ‘Popcorn’; U.S. Girls’ disco-inspired ‘So Typically Now’, which manages to be both danceable and socially pertinent; the charming, intimate jangle-pop of Mo Troper’s ‘I Fall Into Her Arms’; Palm’s off-kilter yet entrancing ‘Feathers’, the first single from their upcoming album; and Charli XCX’s official theme for the A24 film Bodies Bodies Bodies, the throbbing, anthemic club track ’Hot Girl’.
Best New Songs: August 1, 2022
Song of the Week: Wild Pink, ‘ILYSM’
Beyoncé, ‘Virgo’s Groove’
Plains, ‘Problem With It’
Tove Lo, ‘2 Die 4’
U.S. Girls, ‘So Typically Now’
Mo Troper, ‘I Fall Into Her Arms’
Charli XCX, ‘Hot Girl’