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 Rosalía’s fun, sultry new single ‘TUYA’, which drawss inspiration reggaeton, Japanese instruments, and flamenco; the lead single from Ratboys’ new album, ‘It’s Alive’, which tackles malaise through invigorating hooks and sparkling production; another gorgeous, heart-wrenching song from Julie Byrne, ‘Moonless’, the first she has ever written on the piano; ‘Loveher’, the tenderly intimate yet vibrant lead single from Romy’s debut solo album; Fiddlehead’s ferocious, radiant ‘Sullenboy’, which accompanied the announcement of their third album; Madeline Kenney’s latest single, ‘I Drew a Line’, which carves a path forward by questioning and letting go of stories that no longer reflect reality in the wake of a breakup.
Best New Songs: June 12, 2023
Song of the Week: Ratboys, ‘It’s Alive’
Julie Byrne, ‘Moonless’
Madeline Kenney, ‘I Drew a Line’