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 ambitious, unexpectedly chaotic, and hauntingly beautiful closer from Father John Misty’s Chloë and the Next 20th Century; Horsegirl’s ‘World of Pots and Pans’, the “closest thing” the band has written to a love song, in which that undefined emotion subtly intensifies; Joyce Manor’s nostalgic and undeniably catchy ‘Gotta Let It Go’; ‘Alma’, a wonderful tribute to motherhood from Melody’s Echo Chamber’s forthcoming album; ‘Red Bird Pt. 2’, the gentle and contemplative lead single from Florist’s upcoming self-titled LP; Empress Of’s lush, seductive new track ‘Save Me’; and ‘Synesthesia’, a mesmerizing track off Deer Scout’s debut album Woodpecker.
Best New Songs: April 11, 2022
Song of the Week: Father John Misty, ‘The Next 20th Century’
Horsegirl, ‘World of Pots and Pans’
Joyce Manor, ‘Gotta Let It Go’
Melody’s Echo Chamber, ‘Alma’
Florist, ‘Red Bird Pt. 2’
Empress Of, ‘Save Me’
Deer Scout, ‘Synesthesia’