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The 10 best new songs out today

The 10 best new songs out today


Today is New Music Friday, which means there’s loads of new songs in the world.

Here are the 10 single best songs released today I loved.

See the New Music section for all the of tracks and albums featured this week.

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On The Run

After teasing a couple of songs we now have confirmation that Kelela’s new record Raven is out on Warp on February 10, 2023.

‘On The Run’ is sultry club R&B with nuance and that undeniable voice.


Andy Shauf

Wasted On You

Also dropping that same day is a new Andy Shauf record called Norm (February 10th 2023). ‘Wasted On You’ exemplifies Shauf’s gentle songwriting prowess and those strings are a gift.

More from Andy Shauf.


Moving Still

La Titasil Feeya

Electro heat from the new five-track release Kalam Hub from the Irish Arabic producer Moving Still on CWPT/Cooking With Palms Trax.

As reliable as ever.

Moving Still and Pablo Santos are playing Hang Dai Saturday in Dublin.

See the gig guide for more.


Fort Romeau

Every Man Has Your Voice

Michael Greene aka Fort Romeau does a lot with a little on his expansive rolling electronic track with spoken vocals that serves as the second release on his new label Romantic Gestures.  


I. Jordan

Give it 2 Me

Fizzy fidgety dance music from I. Jordan, with a quickly repeating soul sample and the artist says:

“Give It 2 Me” is ‘some of the most personal music i’ve released all year’, reflecting on a time of heated emotions and anxiousness. ‘I have lots of confused feelings when listening back to this release. ‘It’s rough, raw and rugged’.”

It’s from a double release out on Ninja Tune.


Pretty Happy

Conn Boxing

When Pretty Happy lean into their weird side it’s usually with repeating discombobulating vocal lines that leads to frenzied rock music like on ‘Boots’.

‘Conn Boxing’ is something else, a meditative song with explosive, angry lyrics with overheard platitudes about a boxing club and could possibly allude to toxic masculinity, or abuse or simply just sport and reputation. It’s not clear, but the atmosphere builds to a vocal release that suggests something more difficult to digest.

The song is from the band’s new EP Echo Boy.


Sarah Crean

You Have No Idea

Sarah Crean returns after the superb ‘2:00AM’, with a more dreamy indie pop song from the songwriter / producer. It was co-produced with Adam O’Leary once more.

‘’This is definitely the most nervous I’ve been about a track’s release purely because of how vulnerable it is. Adding details like the old voice memos in and hearing them alongside the lyrics and the song’s progression instrumentally from start to finish, it feels like every bit of upset I felt in that moment and even the chaos of that time has been so perfectly replicated.’’’

Sarah Crean



you know i love you

Irish producer Luke O’Brien aka FOZSA follows up the release of ‘Nauseous’ with a package of four songs lead by this title track along with ‘flea market’, and ‘rooms’.

‘you know i love you’ is a sparkling cut, a production that teeters on the brink with processed vocals, samples and deep bass.

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Photo: Debby Friday

O’Brien explains:

“When making these songs, I became obsessed with using sampling methods that would encouraged accidental moments and phrases through randomisation. Letting my laptop warp, chop and reassemble samples by sending them through a chain of effects for hours and then curating whatever it spat out into melodies and hooks. It sounds nerdy but the process became super fun and playful, which I hope comes across in the music”


Joy Orbison

2M3 2U

A fine loosey continuing Joy O’s big run of tracks post Still Slipping, whether it’s ‘Blind Date’, his collaboration with Overmono or ‘Pinky Ring’.

Joy Orbison is in town next Friday too.


Aby Coulibaly


The Dublin artist whose music works between R&B, neo-soul and hip-hop, Aby Coulibaly has shared her new song ‘Weekdays’, a tune released the Irish collective Chamomile Club (Monjola, Aby and Moyo) and AMF Records (Loyle Carner, Greentea Peng, Olivia Dean).

The 23-year-old singer-songwriter Coulibaly’s latest keeps that soft glow touch with throwback to ’90s R&B vibe on ‘Weekdays’ on a love-melted single about being in a “situationship”.

“Weekdays is about being so crazy about someone that you’re finding it hard to hold back your feelings. I’ve always been someone that gives my all or nothing to relationships so this song is a playful exaggerated expression of that.”

As featured earlier today.

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