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.
O this week’s list, we have Fever Ray’s first new song in five years, the haunting, nervously defiant ‘What They Call Us’; ‘After the Earthquake’, a jangly, soaring highlight from Alvvays’ new album Blue Rev; the latest single from Winter’s new LP, the enchanting ‘sunday’; Militarie Gun’s fiery, melodic new single ‘Let Me Be Normal’; ‘Often’, the pensive, mesmerizing closer and latest single from Babehoven’s upcoming album; Open Mike Eagle’s ‘Circuit City’, a reflexive, Madlib-produced highlight off the rapper’s new mixtape; and the sullen, softly undulating new track by Midwife, ‘Sickworld’.
Best New Songs: October 10, 2022
Song of the Week: Fever Ray, ‘What They Call Us’
Alvvays, ‘After the Earthquake’
Miliarie Gun, ‘Let Me Be Normal’
Open Mike Eagle feat. Video Dave and Still Drift, ‘Circuit City’