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 Westerman’s first new song in four years, the gorgeous yet subtly unsettling ‘Idol; RE-Run’, which was co-produced with Big Thief’s James Krivchenia; Plains’ fierce and quietly stunning ‘Hurricane’, taken from Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson’s new collaborative album; Mississippi band MSPAINT’s abrasively invigorating new single ‘Acid’; Weyes Blood’s lush, striking ‘Grapevine’, the latest preview of her upcoming album; ‘The Grass Widow in the Grass Window’, a ghostly, mesmerizing highlight off Wild Pink’s new album; and Dry Cleaning’s ‘No Decent Shoes for Rain’, which deftly winds through a range of emotions that often come with grief.
Best New Songs: October 17, 2022
Song of the Week: Westerman, ‘Idol; RE-Run’
Weyes Blood, ‘Grapevine’
Wild Pink, ‘The Grass Widow in the Grass Window’
Dry Cleaning, ‘No Decent Shoes for Rain’