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Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases Of The Week

Childish Gambino, Terror Jr., and so much more

by Hafeezah Nazim

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that's just hit the web, because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week’s round features 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Childish Gambino, Terror Jr., and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Summertime Magic / Feels Like Summer" - Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino's latest is a breezy departure from his politically charged anthem, "This Is America." The bona fide summer jam is made for you to consume with a piña colada in hand and carefree attitude in mind.

"High Horse" - Kacey Musgraves

Musgraves gives us a taste of country disco realness with her '70s-inspired video for her funky track "High Horse." We dare you not to do The Hustle to this. 

"Hostage" - Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish depicts the pitfalls of a co-dependent relationship in her emotional new video for "Hostage."

Be Yourself - Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett's new EP is all the motivation you need to step into a more confident you.

"Like I Used To" - Tinashe

Tinashe's effortless swagger is evident in her latest single. If you've got a fuckboi in your life, tell him boy bye with this instant bop.

"La Di Da" - The Internet

No one does funk better than The Internet. Their latest, off of their forthcoming album Hive Mind, is 100 percent groove-worthy.

"Conversation" - Shenna

Shenna turned the anxiety of having hard conversations with your loved ones into a dream pop anthem. 

"Heaven Wasn't Made For Me" - Terror Jr.

Nothing will keep you on the edge of your seat like Terror Jr.'s latest. 

"Go 2.0 (feat. Jorja Smith, H.E.R., and Rapsody)" - Alex Da Kid

This sensual, slow-burning powerhouse of a tune courtesy of Jorja Smith, H.E.R., Rapsody, and Alex Da Kid will give you all the feels. You'll definitely want to add this to your next sex jams playlist.

"Sun In Our Eyes (feat. Diplo)" - MØ

MØ and Diplo team up once again for a snappy new bop. It's the first off of MØ's forthcoming record, Forever Neverland, and if the song is indicative of what we can expect from the rest of the album, we can't wait for it.