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.
Zolita — "Single In September"
Zolita’s latest single is a Taylor Swift-ian piece of polished radio rock that features a gorgeous earworm of a hook.
Doss — "Jumpin"
Doss’ new one is a total heater: a six-minute slow burn that’s funky, fresh, weird and totally unforgettable. She can’t miss!
Teezo Touchdown — "Handy Man"
Teezo Touchdown links with Kenny Beats for “Handy Man,” a single that expands Teezo’s palette to include sweet, surreal balladry.
Richie Quake — "That’s Not Love!"
Richie Quake evokes The Kooks and other icons of indie on the gorgeous "That’s Not Love!", a warped ballad that’s perfect for lazy winter days.
Beach House — "Hurts to Love"
Beach House’s new song is a lo-fi gem, a mantra for tough times with a hook to tattoo on your heart: “If it hurts to love, you better do it anyway."
Snail Mail — "Adore You"
This stripped-back demo version of Snail Mail’s “Valentine” is perfect for those who hate February 14. Consider this an anti-Valentine’s banger!
Bad Boy Chiller Crew — "Always Be My Baby Boy"
Bad Boy Chiller Crew are ridiculous and totally incredible. Case in point: “Always Be My Baby Boy,” an unhinged piece of pop rap that’s catchier than 90% of the stuff on the radio.
Winston Surfshirt & Genesis Owusu — "There’s Only One"
Titans of Australian pop link for this lush banger, a perfect union of Genesis and Winston’s styles that’s perfectly timed for the dog days of Australian summer.
Nilufer Yanya — "anotherlife"
Nilufer Yanya follows up the awesome, almighty “Midnight Sun” with the sweet “anotherlife,” a show of versatility that’s the perfect tonic for her previous single’s darkened edges.
Hurray For The Riff Raff — "SAGA"
Hurray For The Riff Raff questions existence and humanity on “SAGA,” a highlight from her spectacular new album that showcases her gorgeous voice.
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