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 Fontaines D.C. vocalist Grian Chatten’s debut solo LP, the dizzying, introspective ‘Fairlies’; Sweeping Promises’ urgent, exhilarating new single ‘Eraser’; Strange Ranger’s infectious, soaring ‘She’s on Fire’, which leads their upcoming album Pure Music; ‘Year Zero’, a dark, eerie highlight from billy woods and Kenny Segal’s new LP that features Danny Brown; ‘A Lens Turning’, an intricately woven track from Westerman’s new record that’s fueled by existential despair; claire rousay and Helena Deland’s gorgeous, tenderly pleading collaborative track ’Deceiver’; Girl Scout’s ‘Monster’, a catchy, invigorating song about giving in to your worst impulses; and ‘Private Life’, a quietly heartbreaking song from Hand Habits’ upcoming EP Sugar the Bruise.
Best New Songs: May 7, 2023
Song of the Week: Grian Chatten, ‘Fairlies’
Sweeping Promises, ‘Eraser’
Strange Ranger, ‘She’s on Fire’
billy woods & Kenny Segal feat. Danny Brown, ‘Year Zero’
Westerman, ‘A Lens Turning’
claire rousay & Helena Deland, ‘Deceiver’
Girl Scout, ‘Monster’
Hand Habits, ‘Private Life’