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

Essential new cuts from Robyn, Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes, Tim Baker, and more.

This week has been a bit of a new music whirlwind with tons of great new tracks getting released every day from iconic artists like Robyn, the Fleet Foxes, Beirut, Tim Baker, and more. From psychedelic pop to gritty rock tracks, there’s tons of great new tunes to listen to.

In the midst of the chaotic music overload, we’ve rounded up eight new tracks that you can’t miss this week.

Robyn – “Human Being” (Feat. Zhala)

“Human Being” is off of Robyn’s freshly released album Honey, which is supposed to be extremely vulnerable, showing that Robyn is also capable of emotional turmoil. This song truly exemplifies those themes, and is a great representation of what the album is like as a whole.

Tim Baker – “Dance”

Tim Baker, former frontman of Hey Rosetta!, has just released a poetic and yearning new track, “Dance,” along with a video that documents the way Baker wanted to reveal the new solo songs and connect to them first. “Dance is a song about wanting to dance and move and connect with someone, but it comes from a place of stillness and disconnection,” Baker explains in a statement.

Fleet Foxes – “Icicle Tusk”

The Fleet Foxes have just released a single called “Icicle Tusk,” which was originally released in a limited quantity on The Fleetwood Foxes EP in 2006. The new track will be on the indie band’s forthcoming album First Collection 2006-2009, a limited edition box set of early music.

Tame Impala and Theophilus London – “Only You”

The highly anticipated supergroup, Theo Impala, debuted new tunes on Virgil Abloh’s Beats I Radio Show, where they premiered “Whiplash,” and a cover of Steve Monite’s “Only You.” Frank Ocean and (Sandy) Alex G have also famously covered the Nigerian songwriter’s hit 1984 track. You can listen to the recorded version of “Only You” here.

Old Man Canyon – “Run Away”

Vancouver’s Old Man Canyon released their latest single, “Run Away,” which is a synth-filled psych pop track about an inner dialogue. “This song is written as a conversation between someone and their future self, a version of themselves that’s attained all they wish to be and know,” frontman Jett Pace explains. “It’s the inner dialogue that follows a revelation, and that compulsion to run and abandon everything to avoid real resolution.”

Steve Gunn – “New Moon”

Gunn’s latest record, which comes out January 18th, “explores his own emotional landscapes with his most complex, fully realized songs to date,” according to an official release. He has just shared a new single, “New Moon,” to go along with the announcement of his new album The Unseen In Between.

White Lies – “Believe It”

White lies have just released their new upbeat track “Believe It,” along with a lyric video. “It’s about types of therapy, seen from a shifting perspective of those passionate towards it, those skeptical of it, and those out to make money from it,” the UK band explains about the track.

Beirut – “Gallipoli”

Beirut has just released the title track, “Gallipoli,” off of their upcoming album. “We stumbled into a medieval-fortressed island town of Gallipoli one night and followed a brass band procession fronted by priests carrying a statue of the town’s saint through the winding narrow streets behind what seemed like the entire town, before returning late to Sudestudio,” frontman Zach Condon explains about the track.