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 ‘To be honest’, the dazzling power ballad that leads Christine and the Queens’ next album; Róisín Murphy’s wonderfully eccentric disco cut ‘CooCool’, the Irish singer’s second collaboration with DJ Koze; Ratboys’ fantastic eight-minute single ‘Black Earth, WI’, which is both sprawlingly ambitious and warmly anthemic; Indigo De Souza’s propulsive and heartfelt new single ‘Smog’; Alaska Reid’s ‘Back to This’, which evokes a blurry, wondrous nostalgia; Hatchie’s gorgeously soaring new track ‘Rooftops’, featuring Liam Benzvi; and Angel Olsen’s swooning piano ballad ‘Nothing’s Free’, which features a resplendent sax solo.
Best New Songs: March 13, 2023
Christine and the Queens, ‘To be honest’
Róisín Murphy, ‘CooCool’
Song of the Week: Ratboys, ‘Black Earth, WI’
Indigo De Souza, ‘Smog’
Alaska Reid, ‘Back to This’
Hatchie feat. Liam Benzvi, ‘Rooftops’
Angel Olsen, ‘Nothing’s Free’