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 from Arctic Monkeys’ new album, the languidly beautiful ‘There’d Better Be a Mirrorball’; Special Interest’s captivating, ebullient ‘Midnight Legends’ featuring Mykki Blanco, lifted from their upcoming third album; Jess Williamson and Katie Crutchfield’s gorgeous new Plains track ‘Abilene’, a nostalgic song about yearning for a new start; ’Rose Eater’, the wonderfully cinematic new preview of Young Jesus’ forthcoming LP; ‘Promise’, the ethereal, astonishing lead single from Knifeplay’s new album Animal Drowning; ‘Middle Name’, an introspective highlight off Living Hour’s new LP; Cryalot’s expansive Icarus EP ballad ‘Labyrinth’; and Mount Kimbie’s thrilling slowthai/Danny Brown collaboration ‘in your eyes’.
Best New Songs: September 5, 2022
Arctic Monkeys, ‘There’d Better Be a Mirrorball’
Special Interest, ‘Midnight Legends’
Song of the Week: Plains, ‘Abilene’
Young Jesus, ‘Rose Eater’
Living Hour, ‘Middle Name’
Mount Kimbie feat. slowthai and Danny Brown, ‘in your eyes’