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 Kendrick Lamar and Baby Keem’s latest joint single, the woozy, infectiously silly ‘The Hillbillies’, which samples Bon Iver’s ‘PDLIF’ (and is a YouTube exclusive that’s not yet up on any streaming services); Palehound’s bracingly honest and self-reflective ‘My Evil’, lifted from the band’s upcoming album Eye on the Bat; Kristin Hersh’s hushed, unsettling new single ‘Dandelion’; and the catchy, thrilling lead single from Pip Blom’s next album, ‘Is This Love?’, which features Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand.
Best New Songs: June 5, 2023
Song of the Week: Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar, ‘The Hillbillies’
Palehound, ‘My Evil’
Kristin Hersh, ‘Dandelion’
Pip Blom feat. Alex Kapranos, ‘Is This Love?’