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 Indigo De Souza’s new album, a heart-wrenching ballad called ‘Younger & Dumber’; Jessie Ware’s blissful disco track ‘Pearls’, lifted from her much-anticipated LP That! Feels Good!; ‘Opening Night’, the catchy and chaotic new single from Santa Cruz, CA-based hardcore outfit Scowl; Fly Anakin’s ‘Outsidigan’s Anthem’, which is both punchy and laid-back; ‘Enough for Love’, a highlight from Kelela’s Raven that stands out for its emotional directness; Squid’s ‘Swing (In a Dream)’, the darkly ferocious lead single from their sophomore full-length; ‘love him’, a vibrant, tenderly playful cut from Two Shell’s surprise-released lil spirits EP; and ‘Sinatra Drive Breakdown’, the visceral, relentlessly propulsive opener of Yo La Tengo’s new album This Stupid World.
Best New Songs: February 13, 2023
Song of the Week: Indigo De Souza, ‘Younger & Dumber’
Jessie Ware, ‘Pearls’
Scowl, ‘Opening Night’
Fly Anakin, ‘Outsidigan’s Anthem’
Kelela, ‘Enough for Love’
Squid, ‘Swing (In a Dream)’
Two Shell, ‘love him’
Yo La Tengo, ‘Sinatra Drive Breakdown’