best new song releases of january 2021

2021 kicked off with a rough start, but things are starting to look up. While the world may sometimes feel as though it is falling apart, we always have music to lift us. January 2021 is no short of excellent new song releases. Our Best New Songs of the Month playlist is busting at the digital seams with over 100 new tracks from very talented artists and bands.

As always, we feature new song releases from independent musicians and up-and-coming artists, as well as those widely revered in the undergound and indie music scenes, with a couple big names or two.

To stay updated on our latest selections for Best New Songs of the Month, follow our playlist and watch our Instagram Stories for the latest drops.

Track List: Best New Songs of January, 2021

Track TitleArtist / Band
Baby ChicagoJaruggz, KeyawnDramaJackson
SudleyAlfred Jones
Whisper My NameAdeline
When this is overSomeplace\, Somewhere
I Feel High (with DRAMA)Poolside, DRAMA
teeth baredBIIANCO
Reason to Believe (feat. Courtney Barnett)Vagabon, Courtney Barnett
Get Out on the Dancefloor (feat. Nick Littlemore) – Psychemagik RemixGroove Armada, Nick Littlemore, Psychemagik
Best Friend (feat. Doja Cat)Saweetie, Doja Cat
LinearTorii Wolf, Louymadeabanger
Come In CloserRhye
Lose Your HeadLondon Grammar
It Won’t Hurt YouTriptides
Smoke From Fire (with The Hics)Bas, The Hics
Leaving The LighthouseAnother Sky
Last TimeAdam Melchor
Peur des fillesL’Impératrice
Color PaletteAraya
Can’t Leave It AloneAaron Frazer
Tried My BestKevin Holliday, Jackie Moonbather
Whiskey RoadIllunis
WØ35Lola Montez
No One Is MissingValley Maker
Manifest PowerEthemadassassin, Supreme Cerebral
You Never Fake ItSwimm, Lauren Ruth Ward
And You’re MineO Future
menace.DEQN SUE
Sweet OblivionJimbo Mathus, Andrew Bird
Inner Child – Patrice Bäumel RemixMoullinex, GPU Panic, Patrice Bäumel
Your Body Changes Everything – Boy Harsher RemixPerfume Genius, Boy Harsher
ooh la la (feat. Mexican Institute Of Sound & Santa Fe Klan) – Mexican Institute Of Sound RemixRun The Jewels, Santa Fe Klan, Mexican Institute Of Sound
Moving Men – Metronomy RemixMyd, Metronomy, Mac DeMarco
DaddyCharlotte Cardin
QueenG Flip, mxmtoon
Le Point ZéroFreedom Fry
White SandsStill Corners
QuestionsMiddle Kids
Drink The LakeIAN SWEET
Bonafide (feat. Chiiild)Emotional Oranges, Chiiild
Close To YouDayglow
More Like YouOrla Gartland
Got EmRochelle Jordan
Love Me When I Go To SleepSteady Holiday
Look Awayjennylee, Deap Vally
HardlineJulien Baker
Holy RoseFruit Bats
Take Some Time – Gus alt-J RemixWilderado, alt-J
Bon Bon – Mike Lindsay RemixSonghoy Blues, Mike Lindsay
Minefields – Hook N Sling RemixFaouzia, John Legend, Hook N Sling
The Man Who Sold the WorldTorii Wolf, FWD The Man
La torre (feat. Devendra Banhart)Gabriel Rios, Devendra Banhart
Black MapsMint Julep
Early Morning BreezeKishi Bashi
Swim TestCassandra Violet
shoulda coulda woulda (feat. Deem Spencer & Torii Wolf)Young Saab, Torii Wolf, Deem Spencer
HieroglyphsTRZTN, Karen O
Free Association – Helado Negro RemixGordi, Helado Negro
StaticStill Corners
Quiero Verte HoyBenjamin Walker, Vanessa Zamora
Run to YouLauren Lakis
Feel It In My SoulAndrew Lozano, Johnny
There, ThereAstrid Cordes
Blood in the WaterPossible Oceans
Place NamesNick Waterhouse
Rest Upalmost sex
Gemini Risingconduit
Only for TonightPearl Charles
Pavement AgeThe Effens
Hello Old FriendXLuther
Winter JournalHis His
Terry CrewsLo Village
Lean into ItWILD
Hawaii To CaliSon Da One
somebody like youdaste.
Never FearfulSon Da One, Little Kidd Lost, MikaSun
Don’t Rush to Get OldMunroe
Sweet DreamsEJ Camille
LA WasteYoung Winona
FirstYour Paris
The PatriotsAyoni
Lo Vas A Olvidar (with ROSALÍA)Billie Eilish, ROSALÍA
Sweet & DandyTash Sultana
ColoursTorii Wolf
In My RoomShovels & Rope, Sharon Van Etten
You’ve Done EnoughGorgon City, DRAMA
HopeArlo Parks
LadyNora González, Flor de Toloache
Stay Home ChildLotta St Joan
Change Your WaysMatt Persin
Move into MeBad Sounds, Broods
Orange BlossomsHalf Waif
AnhedoniaChelsea Wolfe, Emma Ruth Rundle
The TigerDresage
Stay Forever (feat. STRFKR) – Midnight Kids RemixWhethan, Midnight Kids, STRFKR
Scrimmage – RemixHuck, Lo Knowles, Nyck Caution, Saiah, sophie meiers
Black Women in HistoryFYÜTCH, Rissi Palmer, Snooknuk
Oh, But LoverHaiva Ru
you and the everything of everythingRⱯHM ⚉
Darkness (Lonelyspeck remix)Katie Dey, Lonelyspeck
Like You CareSlow Corpse
Dark Kept SecretEXUM
Open Skies (Wildflower)The National Parks
TV NomadSangria

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