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 lead single from Pararore’s sixth LP, the paranoid yet ferociously defiant ‘This Is Why’; Men I Trust’s latest outing ‘Billie Toppy’, which is driven by a post-punk groove at once glistening and shadowy; ‘Wolf’, a towering highlight off the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ new album; the infectious new single from Dazy, ‘Split’; 2nd Grade’s fun and cheekily anthemic ‘Teenage Overpopulation’; The Go! Team’s confident and vibrant ‘Divebomb’, a pro-choice protest song spotlighting rapper IndigoYaj; and the lead single from Samia’s sophomore album, the downcast yet quietly cathartic ‘Kill Her Freak Out’.
Best New Songs: October 3, 2022
Song of the Week: Paramore, ‘This Is Why’
Men I Trust, ‘Billie Toppy’
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, ‘Wolf’
2nd Grade, ‘Teenage Overpopulation’
The Go! Team, ‘Divebomb’
Samia, ‘Kill Her Freak Out’