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 infectiously fun and hooky new single by 100 gecs, ‘Doritos & Fritos’, which fuses ’90s pop-rock and ska; Phoebe Bridgers’ ‘Sidelines’, a typically somber yet strikingly resonant track written for the upcoming Hulu adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends; Wild Pink’s new single ‘Q. Degraw’, a dark, distorted track about dealing with health problems; ‘Gonna Lose’, the vibrant lead single off Built to Spill’s upcoming Sub Pop debut; Tomberlin’s ‘sunstruck’, a tender and layered reflection on choosing to focus on your own growth; Jamie xx’s exuberant and dazzling ’Let’s Do It Again’, his first original solo release in two years; and Mallrat’s catchy and occasionally hilarious new track ’Surprise Me’, which features a guest verse from Azealia Banks.
Best New Songs: April 18, 2022
100 gecs, ‘Doritos & Fritos’
Song of the Week: Phoebe Bridgers, ‘Sidelines’
Wild Pink, ‘Q. Degraw’
Built to Spill, ‘Gonna Lose’
Jamie xx, ‘Let’s Do It Again’
Mallrat feat. Azealia Banks, ‘Surprise Me’