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 ‘It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody’, the lead single from Weyes Blood’s new album, a beautifully heart-wrenching song that yearns for a break from shared alienation; Björk’s latest single, ‘Ovule’, a surreal, jazz-inflected meditation on love; ‘Bite Back’, Algiers’ gripping, madly chaotic collaboration with Backxwash and billy woods; another Backxwash-assisted track, ‘Heathens Call’, a hard-hitting highlight off LYZZA’s debut mixtape; Crooks & Nannies’ emotionally poignant, sonically dynamic ‘control’, the Philadelphia duo’s first single for Grand Jury; ‘Holly’, the depressive, hauntingly gorgeous new single by Kathryn Mohr; They Are Gutting a Body of Water’s ‘The Brazil’, a thrillingly experimental collision of styles from the band’s new split EP with A Country Western; ‘Head in the Clouds’, an exhilarating highlight from the Beths’ new album; and Skullcrusher’s latest single, the heartfelt, dreamy ‘It’s Like a Secret’.
Best New Songs: September 19, 2022
Song of the Week: Weyes Blood, ‘It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody’
Algiers feat. Backxwash and billy woods, ‘Bite Back’
LYZZA feat. Backxwash, ‘Heathens Call’
Crooks & Nannies, ‘control’
Kathryn Mohr, ‘Holly’
They Are Gutting a Body of Water, ‘The Brazil’
The Beths, ‘Head in the Clouds’
Skullcrusher, ‘It’s Like a Secret’