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 Big Thief’s infectious, heartwarming new single ‘Born for Loving You’; Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Will Anybody Ever Love Me?’, in which warm, gloriously enveloping instrumentation provides a home for the song’s titular despair; Yumi Zouma’s dreamy yet propulsive new single ‘KPR’; IAN SWEET’s caustic yet devastating new track ‘Emergency Contact’; ‘I Don’t Like My Mind’, a striking, relatable highlight off Mitski’s seventh album; Wild Nothing’s shimmery new song ‘Suburban Solutions’; and ‘Uh Oh’, a haunting, twitchy preview of Truth Club’s sophomore LP.
Best New Songs: September 18, 2023
Big Thief, ‘Born for Loving You’
Song of the Week: Sufjan Stevens, ‘Will Anybody Ever Love Me?’
Yumi Zouma, ‘KPR’
IAN SWEET, ‘Emergency Contact’
Mitski, ‘I Don’t Like My Mind’
Wild Nothing, ‘Suburban Solutions’
Truth Club, ‘Uh Oh’