This Week’s Best New Songs: Kendrick Lamar, Jessica Pratt, Charly Bliss, 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 Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Euphoria’, the wildest and most visceral installment in his ongoing feud with Drake; illuminati hotties’ restlessly infectious new song ‘Can’t Be Still’; Charly Bliss’ poignant and dramatic ‘Nineteen’, the first preview of the band’s upcoming LP Forever; Jessica Pratt’s ‘The Last Year’, which perfectly evokes what she calls a “weird optimism” at the end of her new record; Why Bonnie’s ‘Dotted Line’, a catchy, emotive song about experiencing “the weight of capitalism”; Caroline Polachek’s ominous, glitchy contribution to the I Saw the TV Glow soundtrack, ‘Starburned and Unkissed’; Ravyn Lenae’s ‘Love Me Not’, one of two singles from her upcoming album Bird’s Eye that hints at a bold new sound.

    Best New Songs: May 6, 2023

    Kendrick Lamar, ‘Euphoria’

    illuminati hotties, ‘Can’t Be Still’

    Charly Bliss, ‘Nineteen’

    Song of the Week: Jessica Pratt, ‘The Last Year’

    Why Bonnie, ‘Dotted Line’

    Caroline Polachek, ‘Starburned and Unkissed’

    Ravyn Lenae, ‘Love Me Not’

    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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