Best New Indie: 7 songs you need to discover this week

Featuring Billie Eilish, Run The Jewels, and Travis Barker

Get ready for some amazing new music this week!

We’ve been gifted some unbelievable fresh cuts from renowned artists like Billie Eilish, Arkells, Jorja Smith, MUNA, and a collaboration with Run The Jewels and Travis Barker.

Check out this week’s Best New Indie below.

Billie Eilish – “My Future”

Horror pop queen Billie Eilish has shared an animated video for her new quarantine single, “My Future.” The new song is all about learning to accept herself, as she delivers powerful lines like, “I’m in love with my future/ Can’t wait to meet her/ And I’m in love, but not with anybody else/ Just want to get to know myself.” The track opens as a slow ballad before exploding into a catchy melody, paying tribute to her personal growth.

Run The Jewels, Travis Barker – “Forever”

After releasing their long-awaited album RTJ4 last month, Run The Jewels have collaborated with Blink-182’s Travis Barker for a new single called “Forever.” The Blink-182 drummer produced the track, but it definitely carries some influence from El-P, with heavy drum sounds and explosive instrumentals. Both Killer Mike and El-P deliver powerful lines, and even compare themselves to Russian politicians.

Arkells – “Quitting You”

Arkells have announced a new album called Campfire Chords, which is set for release on August 20th. As part of the announcement, they’ve shared a video for their new track, “Quitting You.” “Quitting You” comes accompanied by a one-take video, self-shot by frontman Max Kerman on an iPhone 11 Pro.

Jorja Smith – “By Any Means”

Jorja Smith has shared a political new track called “By Any Means.” “The inspiration behind ‘By Any Means’ really came from going to the Black Lives Matter protest and leaving thinking, what can I do to keep this conversation going? It’s not just a post on social media, it’s life,” Smith explains.

MUNA, The Knocks – “Bodies”

MUNA join forces with The Knocks for a new pandemic-appropriate banger called “Bodies.” The feel-good anthem sees MUNA frontwoman Katie Gavin delivering sentimental lines over nostalgic synths, like, “It’s another suburban summer, the street lights blink on/ If you’re passing the house on the corner, you’d think no one’s home/ When I feel that 808 go, waving with the weight/ Grown bodies in the basement.”

Mise en Scene – “Love And War”

Winnipeg’s Mise en Scene have shared a video for their new single, “Love and War.” “This song is a play on the old saying ‘all is fair in love and war,’” Mise en Scene’s Stef explains. “But it’s also about the insecurities that accompany falling love. It can feel like a battle…One thing we know is that the world has been falling in love and fighting wars since time began and with this song, we investigate the similarities that inherently exist between love and war.”

New Fries – “Lily”

Toronto experimental outfit New Fries have shared a video for “Lily,” the final single from their forthcoming album, Is The Idea Of Us. “Lilydale, New York is a caged community inhabited almost exclusively by mediums – those who communicate with the spirit world,” New Fries explain. “It is a community of liars and people with special spiritual gifts. People across North America travel here to connect with the deceased. Anni spent many summers in Lilydale as a kid – her grandfather was a medium.”

Listen to our Best New Indie playlist below!