This Week’s Best New Songs: Bartees Strange, the Smile, Maria BC, 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 the lead single from Bartees Strange’s upcoming album, the thrilling and genre-blending ‘Cosigns’, in which he shouts out Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Justin Vernon; ‘Free in the Knowledge’, the understated yet chilling new single from the Smile, who finally announced their debut album; ‘Unholy Affliction’, a strange, haunting track that shows an entirely new side of Soccer Mommy; Momma’s anthemic, Pavement-referencing new track ‘Speeding 72′; ‘Roman Holiday’, an ethereal, reflective highlight off Fontaines D.C.’s third LP; Maria BC’s dark and evocative ‘Betelguese’, the latest offering from their upcoming LP Hyaline; Jane Inc.’s propulsive, danceable new song ’Human Being’; and Lou Roy’s lush, dynamic ‘U.D.I.D’, taken from her upcoming debut album Pure Chaos.

Best New Songs: April 25, 2022

Song of the Week: Bartees Strange, ‘Cosigns’

The Smile, ‘Free in the Knowledge’

Soccer Mommy, ‘Unholy Affliction’

Momma, ‘Speeding 72’

Fontaines D.C., ‘Roman Holiday’

Maria BC, ‘Betelgeuse’

Jane Inc., ‘Human Being’

Lou Roy, ‘U.D.I.D’



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