New Music Sunday

The Best Three Songs Released This Past Week Pt. 42

Happy March! There’s so much new music to get into from the past week, it makes me a little overwhelmed but in the best way possible.

Noteworthy album & EP releases:

Everything Is Fine (I’m Only On Fire), Anna Shoemaker
Lychee, Benee
Things Are Great, Band of Horses
The Silence In Between, Bob Moses
If My Wife New I’d Be Dead, CMAT
It Was A Home, KAINA
Cool Dry Place (Expanded), Katy Kirby
Circles – Léon
Duality, Luna Li
Same History, New Feelings, Madi Diaz
Letters From The Invisible Girl, Morgan Reese
PAINLESS, Nilufer Yanya
From 2 to 3, Peach Pit
Multitude, Stromae
How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars, The Weather Station
333 (Deluxe), Tinashe

In chronological order:

“Baby” – Charli XCX
Release date – March 1

Apparently there is a lot of discourse on the internet about Charli’s recent singles ahead of her next album that are debating their quality compared to the music of Charli’s past, and all I want to say to that is NAH. I’ve always been a flimsy fan of Charli myself, but I’ve been SUPER into the music she’s released during the How I’m Feeling Now and post that era, and “Baby” is no different. During an interview with Zane Lowe, Charli spoke on the track about it being “probably the most sexy song I’ve ever made.” By the time you’re reading this, Charli will have already performed this new single on Saturday Night Live, ahead of her next album dropping on March 18.

“Confidence” – Blake Rose
Release date – March 2

Blake Rose fans, rise! The Aussie, who just finished a tour with Noah Kahan and is about to hit the road with Ashe, just released a new song “Confidence” and I can’t help but feel like it’s his most relatable release yet. The track describes the feelings of frustratingly working for a partner’s love who just isn’t giving it to you, and the struggles of coming to terms with the realization that you deserve more than what they’re providing you. Blake stated the inspiration behind the song:

“A lot of people settle for disloyal partners because they think it’s all they deserve, but in reality, everyone deserves a partner who loves them and is faithful.”


“All My Heroes” – LÉON
Release date – March 4

We just recently reviewed Swedish singer LÉON’s new album Circles, so I don’t want to waste your time speaking on it too much. But I really wanted to include it in this week’s round up because I’m going to gout on a limb and say it’s one of LÉON’s best. See an excerpt from the review by Andy below:

On “All My Heroes,” LÉON awakens from her typical daze when she recognizes her own behavior in a destructive partner. She is anxious and uncomfortable, and while her take on mortality aren’t nuanced, (“All my heroes are dead / And I don’t believe in god”) it does reflect a newfound vulnerability. It’s a bit darker than the rest of the album’s idealistic pursuit of the rush and more memorable because of its juxtaposition of passivity and paranoia. 

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