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 latest single from the Beths, ‘Knees Deep’, a nervously exuberant song about trying to muster up confidence; Skullcrusher’s ‘They Quiet the Room’, one of two spell-binding tracks Helen Ballentine unveiled from her debut LP last week; the upbeat, catchy new Martha single, ‘Baby, Does Your Heart Sink?’; the equally infectious and colourful ‘Peach’, the latest track from Toronto’s PONY; ‘Lot’s Wife’, a striking highlight off Why Bonnie’s debut album 90 in November; ‘Friday Night’, the breathlessly evocative new single from Beth Orton’s forthcoming record; and ‘New Face’, a dynamic track from Atlanta’s Mallbangs that swells with feelings of loss.
Best New Songs: August 22, 2022
The Beths, ‘Knees Deep’
Song of the Week: Skullcrusher, ‘They Quiet the Room’
Martha, ‘Baby, Does Your Heart Sink?’
Why Bonnie, ‘Lot’s Wife’
Beth Orton, ‘Friday Night’
Mallbangs, ‘New Face’