This Week’s Best New Songs: Olivia Rodrigo, the Armed, Sampha, 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 Olivia Rodrigo’s comeback single ‘vampire’, a breakup ballad that balances melancholy and rage in biting, explosive fashion; Sampha’s first new single in six years, the mesmerizing, gently uplifting ‘Spirit 2.0’; The Armed’s grand, rapturously cathartic ‘Sport of Form’, featuring Julien Baker; Olof Dreijer’s playful, otherworldly ‘Rosa Rugosa’, the Knife producer’s first solo music in nearly a decade; Slow Pulp’s hazy, infectious new single ‘Slugs’; ‘The Window’, the tender, heartbreaking title track off Ratboys’ upcoming LP; Truth Club’s first single for Double Double Whammy, the nervy, chaotic ‘Blue Eternal’; Blonde Redhead’s ethereal ‘Melody Experiment’, taken from their first new album in 8 years; and ‘The Song’, the slow, heavy, and totally engrossing closer of Joanna Sternberg’s new album I’ve Got Me.

    Best New Songs: July 3, 2023

    Song of the Week: Olivia Rodrigo, ‘vampire’

    Sampha, ‘Spirit 2.0’

    The Armed feat. Julien Baker, ‘Sport of Form’

    Olof Dreijer, ‘Rosa Rugosa’

    Slow Pulp, ‘Slugs’

    Ratboys, ‘The Window’

    Truth Club, ‘Blue Eternal’

    Blonde Redhead, ‘Melody Experiment’

    Joanna Sternberg, ‘The Song’

    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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