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 Dua Lipa’s ‘Houdini’, co-produced by Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and Danny L Harle, which adds intricate layers to the singer’s dazzling pop formula; Julia Holter’s delightfully dream-like ‘Sun Girl’, her first new music in five years; glass beach’s thrilling, explosive ‘rare animal’, taken from their upcoming LP plastic death; ellis’ gauzy, beautiful new song ‘forever’, her first since 2021; Lala Lala’s latest single, the lush, evocative ‘Armida’; Marika Hackman’s ‘Slime’, a gorgeous track full of yearning that tinges on chaos; 070 Shake and Ken Carson’s hard-hitting collaborative track ‘Natural Habit’; and ‘I Can and I Will’, the devastating yet hopeful closer of Searows’ new EP.
Best New Songs: November 13, 2023
Dua Lipa, ‘Houdini’
Julia Holter, ‘Sun Girl’
Song of the Week: glass beach, ‘rare animal’
Lala Lala, ‘Armida’
Marika Hackman, ‘Slime’
070 Shake feat. Ken Carson, ‘Natural Habit’
Searows, ‘I Can and I Will’