5 songs you need to stream this week: Radiohead, Chris Cornell, and more

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Every week, there are thousands of new songs hitting the airwaves — and it’s just too much for your two ears to handle. With all those options, you can’t be wasting your time on tracks that deserve a thumbs-down click — you want the best new songs to stream now.

But don’t worry, we’re going to save you the hassle. We listen to some of the most-hyped and interesting songs each week, and tell you which are worthy of your precious listening time.

Here are our top five songs to stream this week. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our Spotify page for a playlist of our weekly picks, which can also be found at the bottom of this post.

Radiohead — Man of War

Radiohead celebrates the 20th anniversary of their landmark album OK Computer by releasing various B-sides and rarities, giving fans a glimpse into more material from one of their most famous songwriting eras. Man of War is the second B-side that the band has made public, and it comes with a music video directed by Colin Read that focuses on a man who gets followed while he walks through a city. It’s a well-produced and fairly pop-influenced single for the band, a polished song that we’re happy to finally hear.

Chris Cornell — The Promise

The final music video ever shot by recently deceased songwriter Chris Cornell hit the internet this week — a searing ballad called The Promise that was written for the soundtrack of a historical film of the same name. As always, the late singer’s voice grabs your ears and doesn’t let go, its gravelly tone joined by an epic backdrop of percussion and guitar-laden orchestral sounds.

Parcels — Overnight

If you’re looking to get down this week, you’ve got to hear Overnight, the latest single from Australian electronic outfit Parcels, which is a collaboration with legendary helmeted French duo Daft Punk. A four-on-the-floor drum groove is met with palm-muted guitar and stereo percussion and synth sounds. This one virtually forcing you to find the nearest dance partner.

Jason Isbell — Hope the High Road

Nashville songwriter Jason Isbell has captivated the alt-country universe for the past several years. He recently released his latest album, The Nashville Sound, with his band, The 400 Unit. He and his band appeared in excellent form on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show this week, playing an enthusiastic version of Hope the High Road, a lyric-driven song with a shredding slide-guitar solo from the frontman himself, as well as beautiful harmonies on the chorus.

Soccer Mommy — Allison

Songwriter Sophie Allison’s Soccer Mommy project has been quietly churning out gorgeously melodic and deeply personal music for a few years now. She recently grabbed herself a spot on the acclaimed Fat Possum label. On her latest single, Allison, layers of vocals combine with electric guitar, as lyrics about love and loss strike a deep chord.

That’s it for now, but tune in next week for more songs to stream, and check out the playlist loaded with our recent selections below:

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