Best New Indie: 6 songs you need to discover this week

Featuring Gorillaz, John Prine, Dirty Projectors, and more!

Your playlists are going to be stacked this week!

We’ve gotten some pretty amazing new tracks this week from unbelievable artists like Gorillaz, Dirty Projectors, The Zolas, and more. In fact, we’ve even gotten a final track from John Prine, who died earlier this year from COVID-19 complications.

Check out this week’s Best New Indie below.

Gorillaz – “Friday 13th (feat. Octavian)”

Gorillaz have teamed up with French-British artist Octavian for a new track called “Friday 13th” as part of their ongoing Song Machine series. The groove-heavy track comes packed with dreamy guitars, synths, and thudding drums, as Octavian weaves in and out of a steady flow and dreamy melodies.

John Prine – “I Remember Everything”

The final recorded track from legendary singer-songwriter John Prine has been released. The song, titled “I Remember Everything,” arrives two months after Prine died at the age of 73 from COVID-19 complications.

Dirty Projectors – “Inner World”

Dirty Projectors have shared a Dave Longstreth-directed video for their new song “Inner World.” The track, which comes off of their forthcoming EP Flight Tower, is a classic Dirty Projectors tune with an electronic sound to it, and some soft keys and tender acoustic guitar.

Constantines – “Call Me Out”

One of Canada’s most-celebrated indie rock outfits have returned with their first new piece of music since 2014. The Guelph-bred rockers have released “Call Me Out,” a song written in 2017, calling it “an owning of our privilege and responsibilities.” The song will only be available through Bandcamp, and all proceeds from its sale will be donated to Black Lives Matter Toronto and Unist’ot’en Camp Legal Fund for Land Defenders.

The Zolas – “Energy Czar”

Vancouver outfit The Zolas have announced that summer will be packed with Z DAYS, where they’ll drop a new track every month. They’ve kicked off the series with an apocalyptic new track called “Energy Czar.” “The name ‘Energy Czar’ came before the song itself,” Zach Gray explains. “I knew I wanted to write something about our delusions of domination over nature. How with climate change the planet is starting to remind us that we’re not in charge here and never were.”

Jane’s Party – “Change Her Mind”

Toronto indie rockers Jane’s Party have shared a new track called “Change Her Mind.” The raw, stripped-down new track is influenced by rock production of the 60’s and 70’s. With gritty guitars, and silky, wailing vocal lines, this track is sure to get stuck in your head, with lyrics like, “And she’s been holding out for something better/ Holding onto what she’s left behind/ I never had the heart to tell her/ She’s holding out for time to change her mind.”

Listen to our Best New Indie playlist below!