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 Björk’s poignant seven-minute single ‘Ancestress’, a tribute to her late mother; Jamie xx’s infectious, Notting Hill Carnival-inspired new song ‘Kill Dem’; another stunner from Alvvays, ‘Belinda Says’, one of two tracks the band dropped from their upcoming album; Maya Hawke’s gorgeous Moss cut ‘Luna Moth’; ‘How It Ends’, the driving, Melina Duterte-assisted title track off TOLEDO’s debut album; ‘See You Better Now’, another soul-rousing preview of Wild Pink’s upcoming album, which features a guitar solo from J Mascis; and ‘Ghost Story’, a climactic, evocative highlight from Jackie Cohen’s latest album Pratfall.
Best New Songs: September 26, 2022
Song of the Week: Björk, ‘Ancestress’
Jamie xx, ‘Kill Dem’
Alvvays, ‘Belinda Says’
Maya Hawke, ‘Luna Moth’
TOLEDO, ‘How It Ends’
Wild Pink, ‘See You Better Now’
Jackie Cohen, ‘Ghost Story’