This Week’s Best New Songs: Mitski, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nation of Language, 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 Mitski’s devastatingly beautiful ‘Bug Like an Angel’, which finds her grappling with the loneliness of addiction over acoustic guitar, in the company of a choir that amplifies her detached vocals; Open City’s ‘Return Your Stolen Property Is Theft’, the exhilarating first single from the Philly punks’ sophomore LP; Hotline TNT’s ‘Protocol’, a perfect slice of jangly shoegaze that marked the band’s signing to Third Man Records; ‘Cyclades’, the wonderful new single from Big Thief guitarist Buck Meek; Crooks & Nannies’ dynamic, bracingly honest new song ‘Country Bar’; Nation of Language’s infectious new single ‘Too Much, Enough’; ‘DELRESTO (ECHOES)’, a Beyoncé collab from Travis Scott’s UTOPIA that sounds straight out of Renaissance; Carly Rae Jepsen’s blissful, mesmerizing The Loveliest Time cut ‘Psychedelic Switch’; and ‘Lady Grey’, a poignant, sunshiny highlight off the Clientele’s latest album.

    Best New Songs: July 31, 2023

    Song of the Week: Mitski, ‘Bug Like an Angel’

    Open City, ’Return Your Stolen Property Is Theft’

    Hotline TNT, ‘Protocol’

    Buck Meek, ‘Cyclades’

    Crooks & Nannies, ‘Country Bar’

    Nation of Language, ‘Too Much, Enough’

    Travis Scott, ‘DELRESTO (ECHOES)’

    Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘Psychedelic Switch’

    The Clientele, ‘Lady Grey’

    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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