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 Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s ‘Death Wish’, the sweepingly poignant first single from their next LP Weathervanes; ‘Bath Country’, another fractured, electrifying single from Wednesday’s upcoming album; ‘To Remain/To Return’, the mesmerizing lead single from Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily’s upcoming collaborative album; Susanne Sundfør’s ‘alyosha’, an ethereal, heart-rending ballad previewing her new record; Shana Cleveland’s latest single, the hauntingly beautiful ‘Walking Through Morning Dew’; ‘What You Did’, a sharp, captivating indie pop tune from Hannah Jadagu; Militarie Gun’s punchy, infectious new track ‘Do It Faster’; ‘Adderall’, a pensive yet dynamic standout from Shame’s Food for Worms; and ‘Tormenta’, a satisfying, reggaeton-style highlight from Gorillaz’s Cracker Island featuring Bad Bunny.
Best New Songs: February 27, 2023
Song of the Week: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, ‘Death Wish’
Wednesday, ‘Bath Country’
Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily, ‘To Remain/To Return’
Susanne Sundfør, ‘alyosha’
Shana Cleveland, ‘Walking Through Morning Dew’
Hannah Jadagu, ‘What You Did’
Militarie Gun, ‘Do It Faster’
Gorillaz feat. Bad Bunny, ‘Tormenta’