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Best New Indie: 8 songs you need to discover this week

Happy Friday!

Celebrate the end of your week with some amazing new tunes from renowned acts like St. Vincent, Matt Berninger, Sleater-Kinney, Leon Bridges, The Zolas, and more.

Check out this week’s Best New Indie below.

St. Vincent – “Down”

St. Vincent released her new album, Daddy’s Home, today via Loma Vista Recordings, and earlier this week she previewed the album with a video for her new single “Down.” Co-produced with Jack Antonoff, “Down” is a funky track with a deep, sultry groove that’s sure to get you dancing. St. Vincent’s vocals really shine on this tune, delivering blunt lyrics like, “Go get your own shit/ Get off my tit/ Go face your demons/ Check into treatment.”

Matt Berninger, Ronboy – “Only A Broken Heart (Tom Petty cover)”

The National’s Matt Berninger has shared a cover of Tom Petty’s “Only A Broken Heart” with Ronboy. The lush cover sees Berninger singing over ambient instrumentals alongside some stunning harmonies from Ronboy. Berninger and Ronboy’s cover of “Only A Broken Heart” was recorded with the newly resurrected Resynator synth for a forthcoming documentary called Resynator.

Sleater-Kinney – “Worry With You”

Sleater-Kinney have announced their 10th studio album, Path of Wellness, which is set for release on June 11th. As part of the announcement, Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker have previewed the collection with a video for their new single, “Worry With You.” “Worry With You” is a slow-burning anthem, with gritty guitars and driven, choppy layered vocals that truly pack a punch. The accompanying video comes packed with shots of a couple cuddling in bed, watching television together, and walking in on each other going to the bathroom.

Leon Bridges – “Motorbike”

Leon Bridges has announced his third studio album, Gold-Diggers Sound, which is set for release on July 23rd via Columbia. As part of the announcement, he’s shared a video for his new single, “Motorbike.” “The inception of the song started with this afrobeat-type instrumental that my homeboy Nate Mercerau made,” Bridges explains. “Prior to the session, I was in Puerto Rico for my 30th with some of my best friends, and the energy of that trip totally inspired this song. ‘Motorbike’ is about living in the moment and escaping with someone. It’s the personification of that unspoken chemistry you have with that person. A special thank you to my man Anderson .Paak for the stunning visuals.”

The Zolas – “Yung Dicaprio”

Vancouver’s The Zolas have released a brand new song, “Yung Dicaprio.” The pulsating track is a fascinating blend of pop and alternative nods with vocals that burst with enthusiasm. Filled with colourful and spacey synths, punchy drums and groovy rhythmic guitars, The Zolas seem to be comfortably settling into their entirely new and self-assured sound.

Sarah Neufeld – “Detritus”

Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre’s Sarah Neufeld released her immersive album, Detritus, today via Paper Bag Records, and she previewed the collection with its title track. “‘Detritus,’ the title track to my new album which comes out this week, represents a sense of rest, of continuity through the cycle between darkness and light, and ultimately, recovery,” Neufeld explains of the song.

Wild Pink – “Ohio”

New York indie rock band Wild Pink shared their captivating LP A Billion Little Lights in February and are already back with a new EP titled 3 Songs that is to come out next month. The first single off the EP, “Ohio,” is an airy daydream that features honeyed harmonies with singer-songwriter Samia, who is also becoming increasingly popular in the indie scene herself. The pair seem to effortlessly float through the three-and-a-half-minute poetic ballad.

Abby Sage – “Smoke Break”

Abby Sage has shared her new track, “Smoke Break,” which is all about moving on. The song sees Sage at her most empowered, as she sings of ending a relationship that’s gone on for too long, delivering lines like, “You take the high road, and I’ll take a smoke break/ So what’s the deal with your false hope?”

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