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 the Smile’s dreamy, subtly stirring new song ‘Wall of Eyes’; Shygirl’s latest club banger, ‘thicc’, featuring London singer Cosha; A. G. Cook and EASYFUN’s soaring new single as Thy Slaughter, ‘Lost Everything’, which was co-written by SOPHIE and features Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell; Wishy’s radiant, evocative indie rock tune ‘Too True’; Mannequin Pussy’s ‘Sometimes’, another blistering preview their forthcoming LP; Madi Diaz’s heart-rending duet with Kacey Musgraves, ‘Don’t Do Me Good’; ’22’ a stunning track from Julie Byrne’s collaborative EP with Laugh Cry Laugh; Emily Yacina’s ‘Nothing Lasts’, which sees her approaching perennial themes with more expansive production aided by Rostam; and boygenius’ beautifully gentle rendition of the traditional ballad ’The Parting Glass’, released in tribute to the late Sinead O’Connor.
Best New Songs: November 20, 2023
The Smile, ‘Wall of Eyes’
Shygirl feat. Cosha, ‘thicc’
Thy Slaughter, ‘Lost Everything’
Wishy, ‘Too True’
Mannequin Pussy, ‘Sometimes’
Song of the Week: Madi Diaz feat. Kacey Musgraves, ‘Don’t Do Me Good’
Emily Yacina, ‘Nothing Lasts’
boygenius and Ye Vagabonds, ’The Parting Glass’