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This Week’s Best New Songs: Beyoncé, Alex G, Rachika Nayar, 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 Beyoncé’s comeback single ‘Break My Soul’, a cathartic dance anthem that samples Robin S’s 1993 house hit ‘Show Me Love’ and interpolates Big Freedia’s 2014 track ‘Explode’; Alex G’s laidback, tender ‘Runner’, the latest single from his newly announced album God Save the Animals; ‘Heaven Come Crashing’, the lead single from Brooklyn-based artist Rachika Nayar’s upcoming sophomore album, a collaboration with Maria BC that blurs the line between haunting and euphoric; ‘Flood’, the warm, gentle title track from Stella Donnelly’s forthcoming LP; Soccer Mommy’s harrowing, Sylvia Plath-invoking Sometimes, Forever cut ‘Darkness Forever’; and ‘Sewn’, a viscerally propulsive highlight off Zola Jesus’ new album Arkhon.

Best New Songs: June 27, 2022

Song of the Week: Beyoncé, ‘Break My Soul’

Alex G, ‘Runner’

Rachika Nayar feat. Maria BC, ‘Heaven Come Crashing’

Stella Donnelly, ‘Flood’

Soccer Mommy, ‘Darkness Forever’

Zola Jesus, ‘Sewn’

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