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.
Girlpool — “Faultline”
The inimitable Girlpool return with an immaculate new single, “Faultline” — a serene, almost country-tinged track that touches on giving up too much of yourself for someone unworthy. Bring on GP4!
Astrid S & Dagny — “Pretty”
Astrid S and Dagny are two of pop music’s secret weapons, tossing out hits with ease at every interval. It’s no surprise that “Pretty” absolutely goes — a monstrous, in-your-feelings banger.
Beach House — “New Romance”
Beach House’s “New Romance” captures the glamour, chaos, and excitement of new experiences. It feels a little like an anthem for the world returning — a spectral whirlpool of delight.
Charli XCX — “Good Ones – Perfume Genius Remix”
Porches — “Adore You”
Mitski — “Heat Lightning”
“Heat Lightning” is another admirably low-key look from Mitski’s forthcoming Laurel Hell, with a low-key synth groove that, after a few listens, won’t leave your head.
Tame Impala — “No Choice”
This Slow Rush Deluxe cut is vintage Tame, featuring Kevin Parker’s trademark drum hits and an eerie, surreal sense of style.
Ruel — “GROWING UP IS”
Ruel makes his grand return with this gorgeous, emotive, 80s-inspired banger, a paean to aging awkwardly, not gracefully.
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges — “B-Side”
Khruangbin and Leon Bridges each make their own brands of vibey, windows-down soul, so it makes sense that they would make impeccable collaborators. “B-Side”, from their new Texas Moon EP, is a rich, expansive piece of work.
Bon Iver — “Second Nature”
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