This Week’s Best New Songs: Hinds, Sour Widows, Half Waif, 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 Half Waif’s ‘Big Dipper’, a lush, poignant song that will appear on her upcoming EP Ephemeral Being; fantasy of a broken heart’s thrillingly dynamic and hooky ‘Ur Heart Stops’; Ducks Ltd.’s infectious new song ‘When You’re Outside’, which features harmonies from Ratboys’ Julia Steiner and Moontype’s Margaret McCarthy; Hinds’ ‘Boom Boom Back’, a bright, catchy collaboration with Beck; Parannoul’s chaotically transcendent new single ‘Gold River’; ‘Can You See Me Tonight?’, another excellent single off Good Looks’ forthcoming record; Sour Widows’ beautifully spawling and cathartic new song ‘Staring Into Heaven/Shining’; ‘Rugby Child’, a hypnotic highlight off Amen Dunes’ new LP; ‘Claw Machine’, Sloppy Jane and Phoebe Bridgers’ stirring contribution to the I Saw the TV Glow soundtrack; and Efterklang’s Mabe Fratti-featuring ‘Plant’, “a song dedicated to the act of reaching out” that feels like that, too.

    Best New Songs: May 13, 2023

    Half Waif, ‘Big Dipper’

    fantasy of a broken heart, ‘Ur Heart Stops’

    Ducks Ltd., ‘When You’re Outside’

    Hinds feat. Beck, ‘Boom Boom Back’

    Parannoul, ‘Gold River’

    Good Looks, ‘Can You See Me Tonight?’

    Song of the Week: Sour Widows, ‘Staring Into Heaven/Shining’

    Amen Dunes, ‘Rugby Child’

    Sloppy Jane with Phoebe Bridgers, ‘Claw Machine’

    Efterklang feat. Mabe Fratti, ‘Plant’

    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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