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 latest offering from Fever Ray’s upcoming album, the alluring and playful ‘Kandy’, co-written and co-produced by Karin Dreijer’s brother and the Knife bandmate Olof Dreijer; Katie Gately’s devilishly haunting ‘Brute’, one of two title tracks she released from her forthcoming LP; ‘4th of July’, the lead single off PACKS’ new album Crispy Crunchy Nothing, which evokes a feeling of disorientation while hinting at a more dynamic (and indeed, crunchy) sound; ‘Empty Heavy’, a pensive cut from deathcrash’s new LP that erupts at just the right moment; ‘Breathing Song’, a gut-wrenching highlight off Samia’s Honey; and Kevin Morby’s gorgeous ’Like a Flower’, which appears on his soundtrack for David Siegel’s film Montana Story.
Best New Songs: January 30, 2023
Song of the Week: Fever Ray, ‘Kandy’
Katie Gately, ‘Brute’
PACKS, ‘4th of July’
deathcrash, ‘Empty Heavy’
Samia, ‘Breathing Song’
Kevin Morby, ‘Like a Flower’