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Soundcheck: The 22 Best Music Releases Of The Week

Charli XCX, Selena Gomez, Smino, + 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 22 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Charli XCX, Selena Gomez, Smino, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Boys" - Charli XCX

Boys, boys, boys, boys, boys we do adore! XCX triumphantly gifts us with this whimsical new track and video, featuring puppies, pancakes, and all the boys we know and love. 

"Fetish (feat. Gucci Mane)" - Selena Gomez

We'd probably look strange eating soap or lipstick, but Gomez's convincing performance in her new Petra Collins-directed video makes us wanna take a bite. 

"love somebody like you" - joan

This single by duo joan is pretty much the definition of easy-listening. Soft, sweet, and intimate, but still upbeat enough to keep it exciting, and certainly worthy of keeping on repeat. 

"RAF (feat. A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert & Frank Ocean)" - A$AP Mob

A$AP Mob's new video is music-meets-fashion, as the rappers model looks on looks from the archives of designer Raf Simons' work. Their only request? Please don't touch their Raf.

"Midnight" - Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware graces us with bold vocals on her first single off her forthcoming album. Following up her 2014 album Tough Love, Ware proves she is back, louder than ever. 

"Asido" - Purity Ring

"Asido" commemorates the fifth anniversary of Shrines, Purity Ring's debut album, and the track does not disappoint. With a chorus instructing listeners to "Feel as lonely as I do," the song and accompanying music video will leave you feeling vulnerable and sentimental.

"Netflix & Dusse" - Smino

Rapper Smino chills at a drive-in movie with several different ladies in the new video to his easy-going track.

"Finer Things" - Garren Sean

Garren Sean could quite possibly be the next best thing to happen to electro-dance. You'll want to keep this buzzy gem playing in your bedroom all weekend long.

"Golden Ones" - Tokyo

L.A.'s next best electro-pop duo, Tokyo, have mastered the art of incorporating both familiarity and freshness in their toe-tapping new tune. 

"Belong To You" - Sabrina Claudio

Sabrina Claudio's signature sultry vocals over this minimal, neo-electro beat still has us swooning. 

"Sun Come Out" - Decco x Leon Stannard

If you're still tirelessly searching for your song of the summer, your wait is now over, courtesy of Decco and Leon Stannard's breezy new tune.

"Learn To Let Go" - Kesha

Kesha's proven that she's not one to be silenced. Following up to her latest release, "Praying," Kesha brings us another upliftingly powerful tune. Watch baby Kesha bounce around in her newest video.

"Run For Cover" - The Killers

If there's one thing The Killers know how to do, it's making killer dance party jams.

"Faded Heart" - BØRNS

BØRNS is finally back, showing off his pipes on his new bass-heavy track. Hopefully, this tune will be able to hold us over until his upcoming album drops in January 2018.

"Baby Who"- The Aces

The Aces bring us back to where it all started for their latest video: the neighborhood they used to romp around in. Grab your girlfriends and get into this nostalgic trip.

"Pristine Dream" - Thyla

Thyla takes us back to the '90s, thanks to their grunge-inspired sound and power vocals by frontwoman Millie Duthie.

"Too Good" - Marsicans

U.K. alt-rock group Marsicans brings us a danceable new tune, complete with blossoming synth beats and a hip-swaying beat. 

"Know No Better (feat. Travis Scott, Quavo, Camila Cabello)" - Major Lazer

Welcome to the future, where you can—quite literally—choose your own adventure. What did Major Lazer do? That. They did that.

"Love In Ruins (feat. Sinead Harnett)" - Gryiffin

Aggressively smooth and irresistibly summery, this Gryffin track is it.

"Fake Molly Love" - Larry B

Love under the influence is an illusion, but it feels so real in the moment. This is an anthem for those infinite moments.

"Alien" - TOMI

If ever you need the inspiration to bejewel your face and live that cosmic witchy life, TOMI is your gal. The momentum of this song's chorus is hypnotic. TOMI's passion is palpable. Keep an eye out for her EP in September.

In Your Dreams EP - FRND

FRND is a mystery no more. With the release of his debut EP, Andrew Goldstein came out as the mastermind behind some of today's most exciting tracks. This EP is your new soundtrack for those sun-kissed days where love seems a little far off, but close enough to touch. "Movies" will turn you out.