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.
This week’s list includes Slaughter Beach, Dog’s latest nine-minute single, the sprawling and wonderfully reflective ‘Engine’; Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘the grudge’, a wistful, tormented highlight off GUTS that echoes ‘driver’s license’; Gladie’s driving, anthemic new single ‘Chaos Reigns’; Sun June’s hauntingly nostalgic ‘John Prine’, one of two new songs they released from their upcoming LP Bad Dream Jaguar; Hotline TNT’s dizzying yet blissful new track ‘I Thought You’d Change’; and Sprints’ furiously cathartic ‘Up and Comer’.
Best New Songs: September 11, 2023
Song of the Week: Slaughter Beach, Dog, ‘Engine’
Olivia Rodrigo, ‘the grudge’
Gladie, ‘Chaos Reigns’
Sun June, ‘John Prine’
Hotline TNT, ‘I Thought You’d Change’
Sprints, ‘Up and Comer’