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.
This week’s list includes ‘Forever Means’, the wistfully intimate title track from Angel Olsen’s new EP; another excellent single from Jessie Ware’s upcoming album, the infectious, uplifting ‘Begin Again’; Dawn Richard’s giddy, hard-hitting new single ‘Bubblegum’; billy woods and Kenny Segal’s Sam Herring-assisted ‘FacetTime’, a sullen, dreamy single about life on the road that leads their forthcoming collaborative LP; Girl Ray’s effortlessly groovy and joyful new track ‘Hold Tight’; Kara Jackson’s ‘lily’, a lovely, affecting cut off her debut album; the Tallest Man on Earth’s stunning, hopeful ‘Looking for Love’, lifted from his latest album Henry St.; and ther’s ‘big papi lassos the moon’, a whirring, dynamic highlight off their new record.
Best New Songs: April 17, 2023
Angel Olsen, ‘Forever Means’
Song of the Week: Jessie Ware, ‘Begin Again’
Dawn Richard, ‘Bubblegum’
billy woods and Kenny Segal feat. Sam Herring, ‘FaceTime’
Girl Ray, ‘Hold Tight’
Kara Jackson, ‘lily’
The Tallest Man on Earth, ‘Looking for Love’