Best New Song Releases of May

Another month of coronavirus quarantine, another month of some excellent new music. In May we have seen stellar music releases from Alison Mosshart, Geographer, Marlana, Arlo Parks, The Growlers, Wargirl, San Cha, Little Simz, Becca Mancari, Loyal Lobos, Big Black Delta, NVDES, Henry Jamison, Alaina Castillo, Elohim and over 100 more bands and artists.

So many dope music released in May, 2020. Stream all of our favorite new songs below before we start adding our June selects.

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Best New Songs of May, 2020 Track Listing

All songs listed in no particular order.

A Song You’d Never Want to Hear by Joy Downer
Wasted Life by Rob Dobson
Black Dog by Arlo Parks
Eugene by Arlo Parks
Habitat by Momma
Shrug by Beach Bums
Slave To The Rhythm by Geographer
Your Red Light by Valley Queen, Cosmo Gold
Dreamland by Glass Animals
Blue Home by Eden Iris
Treat You Right by Yellow Days
Mona Lisa by G.Smith
Heroine by Jehnny Beth
2069 by Wargirl
So We Can Fuck by !!! (Chk Chk Chk)
Dream World by The Growlers
Too Much Money by Automatic (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix)
Nydia by Buscabulla
Beginning – Edit by LA Priest
How Far? (feat. Tony Allen and Skepta) by Gorillaz
Beautiful by Rhye
1 x 1 (feat. Wesley Schultz) by Cold War Kids
Midnight Special by Marlana
So Bad by Marlana
The Right by Marlana
friends* by Moby Rich, Bishop Briggs
might bang, might not by Little Simz
Cut Me – A COLORS SHOW by Moses Sumney
Hasta Que Te Conocí by Mx. Matías, SAN CHA
Volcanic by Gordi
Die 4 Ur Love by Tei Shi
Te Choca Te Checa by Jona Camacho, Vanessa Zamora
Falling Thunder by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
L$D (Don’t Smoke My Blunt Bitch) [feat. Grimes & Kreayshawn] by Tragik
Manzanita by ØZWALD
Understudy by Temme Scott
Nosferatu by Torii Wolf, KLVR GRL
First Time by Becca Mancari
Insomnia by Kllo
Mother by Eve Owen
as good as it gets by sophie meiers
Let It Burn by Rey Pila
It Ain’t Water by Alison Mosshart
Out of Time by Porcelain Raft
Come to You by Wet
Butterflies by Fiji Blue
Running by Ralph Castelli
Living, Breathing by ford.
Goldmine by Human Love
One Time Villain by Coco
Whatever It Is by Loyal Lobos
Please Don’t Break My Heart (Put Your 4AD Records In the Microwave) by Total Recluse
Paradise by Kowloon
Come On Doom, Let’s Party (Minimal Recording) by Emily Wells
Everytime by T.O.L.D.
Tourism (feat. Fenne Lily) by Henry Jamison
Born 222 Love (외계인) by NVDES
Impulse Control by VOWWS
It’s Hard to Be Human by Lawrence Rothman, Marissa Nadler
House Arrest by Sofi Tukker, Gorgon City
Your Own Shape by Little Glass Men, DGTL CLR
Lord Only Knows by Big Black Delta
Angel by Geneva White
Never Come Back by Caribou (Four Tet remix)
Organized Mess by SIDE DƟƟR
Jason by Perfume Genius
The Story by Mark Farina, Homero Espinosa
I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight by Mark Ronson, Raissa
Say It – Spotify Studios Recording by girl in red
Rainbows by Soft Palms
Wash Your Hands by Soft Palms
Phoenix by TWO
Loner by Dehd
I Want Troll With You by Connan Mockasin, Andrew VanWyngarden (Gentle Dom remix)
Innocent by Teenage Priest
In Loving Memory by Gabriels
Pure Cinema by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
I’ll Take It Boring by Jordana
Half-Moon Bag by Feng Suave
Serpentine Prison by Matt Berninger
Time by Arca
Shadow Answers the Wall by Jason Molina
I See You by Phoebe Bridgers
Downer Surrounded By Uppers by Mrs. Piss
(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?by Sharon Van Etten, Josh Homme
Even If I Tried by Jenny O.
So When You Gonna… by Dream Wife
Sword by IAN SWEET
waiting (i’m not ok) by frogi
Amber’s Knees: A Matter of Concern by Girl Friday
Dark Days [Feat. Sylvan Esso] by Local Natives
One More Song by Classixx, Roosevelt (Lazywax remix)
Secuestro Al Corazón by Katzù Oso
Vacuum by Elohim
I’m Lovin’ It by Mark Farina, Homero Espinosa, Kid Enigma
Luv Is Not Enough by Miami Horror, Clear Mortifee (Cabu Remix)
So We Won’t Forget by Khruangbin
Paris by Becky and the Birds
Sucker by Madeline Kenney
I Like To Wait by Japan, Man
Rocio by Tall Juan
Coast – Spotify Studios Recording by Augustine
Without You by Perfume Genius
Kiss Me Goodbye by DeathbyRomy
un niño by Alaina Castillo
Something Wicked by Trash Talk, Kenny Beats
Slow Fade by MILCK, Aire Atlantica (Aire Atlantica Remix)
Can’t Fight by Lianne La Havas
Isn’t It So Convenient by Mk.gee
Bummer Days by Liza Anne
Easy on You by Sir Chloe
Flow Now by Froogle
YOU AND BAD NEWS by Avid Dancer
Le Nuit Je Mens – Dustrider by Sofia Bolt

Archive Playlist: Best New Songs of May, 2020

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January, 2020
February, 2020
March, 2020
April, 2020