This Week’s Best New Songs: Aphex Twin, Slowdive, Faye Webster, 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.

    On this week’s list, we have ‘kisses’, the hazy, tender lead single from Slowdive’s first album in six years; Aphex Twin’s first official single in five years, ‘Blackbox Life Recorder 21f’, which warps its melancholy in gentle, hypnotic fashion; the Smile’s mesmerizing, fiery eight-minute epic ‘Bending Hectic’; Faye Webster’s entrancing new single ‘But Not Kiss’, which could be “a really romantic song or a really anti-romantic song,” in the musician’s own words; ‘Fader’, another excellent single from Róisín Murphy’s new album; Carly Rae Jepsen’s bubbly, infectious new single ‘Shy Boy’; and Palehound’s raucous post-breakup track ‘Independence Day’, lifted from their upcoming album Eye on the Bat.

    Best New Songs: June 26, 2023

    Slowdive, ‘kisses’

    Song of the Week: Aphex Twin, ‘Blackbox Life Recorder 21f’

    The Smile, ‘Bending Hectic’

    Faye Webster, ‘But Not Kiss’

    Róisín Murphy, ‘Fader’

    Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘Shy Boy’

    Palehound, ‘Independence Day’

    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.

    Arts in one place.

    All of our content is free, if you would like to subscribe to our newsletter or even make a small donation, click the button below.

    People are Reading