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 Taylor Swift’s ‘Castles Crumbling’, a mournful yet fantastical ballad from Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) featuring Paramore’s Hayley Williams; Tkay Maidza and Flume’s bouncy, hard-hitting collaboration ‘Silent Assasin’; ANOHNI and the Johnsons’ achingly beautiful ‘Why Am I Alive Now?’, which appears on her first album in seven years; Glasser’s hypnotically danceable ‘Drift’, taken from her new album crux; Teenage Fanclub’s latest single, the wistful and catchy ‘Tired of Being Alone’; and ‘Portrait of a Clear Day’, a delicately striking highlight off Julie Byrne’s The Greater Wings that sneaks in a powerful piece of wisdom: “Love affirms the pain of life.”
Best New Songs: July 10, 2023
Taylor Swift feat. Hayley Williams, ‘Castles Crumbling’
Tkay Maidza and Flume, ‘Silent Assasin’
Song of the Week: ANOHNI and the Johnsons, ‘Why Am I Alive Now?’
Teenage Fanclub, ‘Tired of Being Alone’
Julie Byrne, ‘Portrait of a Clear Day’