Sound Off: 10 New Songs You Need to Hear Now
by Shaad D'Souza
08 January 2021
It's impossible to be across all the new music out each Friday. Luckily, PAPER is here to help you out: each week, we round up 10 of our favorite new songs from artists — emerging and established — to soundtrack your life. From the surreal to the sublime, these songs cover every corner of the music world. The only criteria: they all have to absolutely rip.
The first single from Alice Glass' debut solo album is savage and empathic, the exact combination she's best at conveying.
The first of Taylor Swift'severmore bonus tracks is immediate and emotive, a raw reminder of the kind of heartbreaking balladry Swift can toss off in her sleep.
It feels absurd that Linkin Park and 100 gecs have not yet collaborated. Still, better late than never!
The kings of British and American vulgarity unite on this heart-racing surefire radio hit.
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Justin Bieber is a surprisingly convincing Sheeran-style balladeer, and "Anyone" proves it.
Vagabon has said that they wanted this Karen Dalton cover to be a balm at a stressful time. It's that, and a whole lot more.
The more gut-wrenching of the two evermore bonus tracks seems to hint at Taylor's label struggles, a devastating plot detail amidst the gorgeous Bon Iver-aided production.
The best track from Whole Lotta Red pulls no punches, and proves why the project was so hyped in the first place.
The second Madlib x Four Tet single is just as wild and brilliant as the first. Bring on the album!
Jazmine Sullivan's long-awaited new album is shaping up to be a winner. Songs like "Girl Like Me" don't sacrifice vulnerability in favor of massive hooks.
Photo courtesy of Jupiter Keyes