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 gorgeous, shimmering slow-burn of a song, ‘Star’; the lead single from Jane Remover’s new album, Census Designated, the nervous, explosive ‘Lips’; twst’s dynamic, infectious new single ‘Catch Me (Beautiful Fall)’, which is co-produced by Clarence Clarity; Squirrel Flower’s sparkling new single ‘Alley Light’; Slow Pulp’s warm, heartfelt ‘Broadview’, the latest single from their upcoming LP Yard; L’Rain’s hypnotically ambiguous new song, ‘Pet Rock’, which leads her next album I Killed Your Dog; and Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden’s entrancing new Lost Girls track, ‘With the Other Hand’.
Best New Songs: August 28, 2023
Jane Remover, ‘Lips’
Song of the Week: twst, ‘Catch Me (Beautiful Fall)’
Squirrel Flower, ‘Alley Light’
Slow Pulp, ‘Broadview’
L’Rain, ‘Pet Rock’
Lost Girls, ‘With the Other Hand’