This Week’s Best New Songs: Janelle Monáe, feeble little horse, Youth Lagoon, and More

    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 ‘Lipstick Lover’, the languid, sensual, and confident new single from Janelle Monáe; Christine and the Queens’ strikingly resonant new song ‘Tears can be so soft’; feeble little horse’s playfully endearing yet relatably unnerving ‘Pocket’, lifted from their new album Girl with Fish; Gouge Away’s intense, slow-burning new single ‘Idealized’; Decisive Pink’s ‘Dopamine’, a satirical take on consumerism that’s driven by an infectious beat; ’Sword’, the eerily intoxicating lead single from DJ Python and Ana Roxanne’s new project, Natural Wonder Beauty Concept; Youth Lagoon’s beautifully devastating ‘The Sling’, which gives his upcoming LP Heaven Is a Junkyard its name; and yeule’s ‘sulky baby’, which reflects on an old, all-consuming passion with tenderness and light.

    Best New Songs: May 15, 2023

    Janelle Monáe, ‘Lipstick Lover’

    Christine and the Queens, ‘Tear can be so soft’

    Song of the Week: feeble little horse, ‘Pocket’

    Gouge Away, ‘Idealized’

    Decisive Pink, ‘Dopamine’

    Natural Wonder Beauty Concept, ‘Sword’

    Youth Lagoon, ‘The Sling’

    yeule, ‘sulky baby’

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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