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 Kelela’s ‘Happy Ending’, a hypnotic track that’s more upbeat than last month’s ‘Washed Away’, produced by LSDXOXO with additional production from Bambii; John Cale’s lush and transfixing ‘Story of Blood’, the Weyes Blood-featuring lead single from his upcoming album; ‘Labyrinth’, a shimmering highlight from Taylor Swift’s Midnights; Caroline Polachek’s flamenco-inspired, radiant new track ‘Sunset’; ’Nobody’, the stunning opener of Knifeplay’s new album Animal Drowning; Tenci’s ‘Sour Cherries’, which stretches out over a mesmerizing six minutes; ‘Go Find Yourself or Whatever’, a heartfelt, Rostam-assisted standout from Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album; and Macie Stweart’s vulnerable, delicately searching new song ‘Defeat’.
Best New Songs: October 24, 2022
Song of the Week: Kelela, ‘Happy Ending’
John Cale feat. Weyes Blood, ‘Story of Blood’
Taylor Swift, ‘Labyrinth’
Caroline Polachek, ‘Sunset’
Tenci, ‘Sour Cherries’
Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘Go Find Yourself or Whatever’
Macie Stewart, ‘Defeat’