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 Kylie Minogue’s thumping, infectious dance banger ‘Padam Padam’; Róisín Murphy’s ‘The Universe’, a whole different kind of jam that filters gratitude with absurdity; Hannah Jadagu’s ‘Lose’, which is both vulnerable and catchy; ‘You’ll Never Get Your Money Back’, a soaring breakup anthem from Alex Lahey’s new album; Lande Hekt’s jangly yet poignant new single ‘Pottery Class’; ‘All and Everything’, a hauntingly dramatic yet exhilarating standout from Mega Bog’s latest album; the lead single from Chris Farren’s new LP Doom Singer, a track that sounds big and thrilling enough to earn the title ‘Cosmic Leash’; and Julie Byrne’s ‘The Greater Wings’, a radiant, gorgeous embrace of a song.
Best New Songs: May 22, 2023
Kylie Minogue, ‘Padam Padam’
Róisín Murphy, ‘The Universe’
Hannah Jadagu, ‘Lose’
Alex Lahey, ‘You’ll Never Get Your Money Back’
Lande Hekt, ‘Pottery Class’
Song of the Week: Mega Bog, ‘All and Everything’
Chris Farren, ‘Cosmic Leash’
Julie Byrne, ‘The Greater Wings’