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 National’s first non-soundtrack song in years, a minimalist, stirring duet with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon called ‘Weird Goodbyes’; Wild Pink’s quietly devastating, breathtakingly beautiful ‘Hold My Hand’, the band’s latest single featuring vocals from Julien Baker; the beatific, warmly enveloping ‘I’m on Your Team’, the lead single from Babehoven’s debut album; ‘Less of a Stranger’, a heart-wrenching ballad off Julia Jacklin’s new album PRE PLEASURE; Louis Cole’s sleek, insanely groovy ‘I’m Tight’; Magdalena Bay’s first new music of 2022, ‘All You Do’, which adds strings and an organic sheen to the band’s engrossing synth-pop sound; Johanna Warren’s dynamic new track ‘Piscean Lover’; and ‘Parable Lickers’, another dizzying yet catchy psych-pop single from Palm’s upcoming LP.
Best New Songs: August 29, 2022
The National feat. Bon Iver, ‘Weird Goodbyes’
Song of the Week: Wild Pink feat. Julien Baker, ‘Hold My Hand’
Babehoven, ‘I’m on Your Team’
Julia Jacklin, ‘Less of a Stranger’
Louis Cole, ‘I’m Tight’
Magdalena Bay, ‘All You Do’
Johanna Warren, ‘Piscean Lover’
Palm, ‘Parable Lickers’