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 ‘Happiness’, the refreshingly lighthearted and exuberant second single from the 1975’s upcoming album; ‘Pájaros En Verano’, the lead single from Ela Minus and DJ Python’s forthcoming collaborative EP ♡, a tender lament set against minimal percussion; ‘Ocean’, the ethereal, hauntingly gentle first single from John Rossiter’s upcoming Young Jesus album, which features additional vocals from Tomberlin; Stella Donnelly’s ‘How Was Your Day?’, a driving, sneakily catchy song about relationship miscommunication; and Rachika Nayar’s ‘Our Wretched Fate’ featuring Maria BC, which closes out her upcoming album Heaven Come Crashing with a sprawling explosion of bliss.
Best New Songs: August 8, 2022
The 1975, ‘Happiness’
Ela Minus & DJ Python, ‘Pájaros En Verano’
Song of the Week: Young Jesus feat. Tomberlin, ‘Ocean’
Stella Donnelly, ‘How Was Your Day?’
Rachika Nayar feat. Maria BC, ‘Our Wretched Fate’