Soundcheck: The 24 Best Music Releases Of The Week
Paramore, MØ, Charly Bliss + more
Every weekend, we’re bringing you #SOUNDCHECK—your new destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that aux cord. This week’s round features 24 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Paramore, MØ, Charly Bliss, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.
"Hard Times"— Paramore
We didn't realize how much we missed Paramore until they released their first single in four years and now we can't stop listening to them. Can we go back in time and stay in 2007 forever?
"Nights With You"— MØ
Send this one to all your BFFs with some heart emojis.
Guppy— Charly Bliss
This New York-based indie rock band finally dropped their debut album and we'll be blasting it all weekend long. NYU must be so proud!
"Flexin"— Rejjie Snow
This is exactly what we imagine goes down when Rejjie Snow is gassing himself up.
"Untitled"— Rex Orange County
It's been a while since a music video almost brought us to tears, and this did just that.
The artist formerly known as Babeo Baggins has shared the first taste of their forthcoming project. This country tune is about "taking your freedom without fear and without apology."
"To the Light"— A.CHAL
This visual provides a much-needed cinematic escape that will have you thinking about your purpose in this universe. We invite the self-awareness.
"Kites"— Anik Khan
This single is the official title track off the Queens rapper's highly anticipated debut. Kites is slated to drop on April 28.
Kiddo EP— Jessie Reyez
We can't get enough of the talent that is pouring out of Toronto. This debut project is truly something special.
"Views of You"— Sofi de la Torre feat. Taylor Bennett
This collab was kept low-key organically, as de la Torre describes it as "no label, no bullshit," creating a chill, sensual space within the track.
"Go Ahead"— Perfume Genius
Short and sweet lyrical hooks keep this low-key track moving forward. Mike Hadreas' raspy vocals are nothing but poised over the drums and odd electronics.
Sevdaliza's airy vocals leave the simple drum loop feeling ominous on this single, creating some serious hype for her upcoming album.
"Stay Together"— Noah Cyrus
Warm and cheery anthem of the summer for sure.
"Let's Ride"— AIDA
Feel the groove, baby. This French-Canadian artist is bringing back '80s funk and we are so here for it.
"Lost in Your Light"— Dua Lipa feat. Miguel
We're ready for this debut album to drop already! June 2 needs to come sooner.
"Plot Twist"— Sigrid
Yes way to Norway.
"The First Time"— Nicotine's Famous Honey
There are heaps of intimate and groovy vibes coming from this track. Nicotine's Famous Honey vocals slay as always.
"What You Give to Me"— BIRTHDAY
Music video told from the perspective of an adorable black cat's dream, plus fuzzy low-fi melodies? Oh, hell yeah.
"What I Want"— Cende feat. Greta Kline
Cende's talent for creating sunny, indie-rock breakup songs shines on this track, but in no way distracts from Greta Kline's soft response to Cende's effortless calls.
"Glitter & Gloss"— Skott
Skott goes acoustic and life is suddenly better.
"Physical"— The Aces
The Aces' world is bright, pastel, and a little punk. This is your summer love soundtrack. Get us to Palm Springs now.
"There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back"— Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes takes it to the dance floor with this bona fide bop. Country dance-pop is good for the soul.
Smooth and a little coy, "moments" is yet another reason you've gotta wake up to biyo's magic. This is that good-good.
Empty Room Remixes EP— Big Wild
There's a remix here for every mood!