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 ‘Vampiros’, a grimy, thumping standout from Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro’s joint EP RR; Bully’s crunchy, cathartic new single ‘Days Move Slow’; ‘Scaring the Hoes’, the noisy, abrasive title track from JPEGMAFIA and Danny Brown’s new collaborative LP; the title track from Geese’s next album, 3D Country, which fuses country and rock before reaching a euphoric finale; Lana Del Rey’s lovely yet haunting ‘Paris, Texas’, which is backed by waltzing piano from SYML; Mega Bog’s danceable version of ‘Love Is’, a pleading love song originally written by Austin Jackson of Dragons; ‘TV in the Gas Pump’, the closing track off Wednesday’s new album, a song about the queasy way life blurs when you’re on the road; and Lucinda Chua’s ‘Something Other Than Years’, a heart-wrenching piano ballad featuring Yeule that answers its own plea with an ethereal kind of warmth.
Best New Songs: March 27, 2023
Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro, ‘Vampiros’
JPEGMAFIA and Danny Brown, ‘Scaring the Hoes’
Bully, ‘Days Move Slow’
Lana Del Rey feat. SYML, ‘Paris, Texas’
Mega Bog feat. Westerman, ‘Love Is’
Wednesday, ‘TV in the Gas Pump’
Lucinda Chua feat. Yeule, ‘Something Other Than Years’