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 Troye Sivan, The Internet and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.
"Bloom" - Troye Sivan
If you need us, we'll be busy attempting to recreate Troye Sivan's avant-garde #lewks for this year's Pride parades.
"ICY GRL (feat. Kehlani) [Bae Mix]" - Saweetie
Saweetie's hit "ICY GIRL" was so nice that she did it twice—this time, with some help from Kehlani, who spit one of the cockiest verses of the year. If you're in need of an ego boost, this one's for you.
"Come Over" - The Internet
We're definitely feeling the love in The Internet's colorful new house party-inspired visual.
"Let Me Down Slowly" - Alec Benjamin
Alec Benjamin is pop's newest heartbreaker. This emotional visual for his latest single, "Let Me Down Slowly," will leave you feeling conflicted: broken, due to the song's somber message; but good, because it's so catchy.
"Oh My My (What a Life)" - MILCK
It's hard to make joyful pop music that doesn't sound cheap or cheesy, but this uplifting new gem from MILCK is proof that you don't have to be sad to make meaningful tunes.
No Shame - Lily Allen
Allen's shameless return to music has got it all: house party hits, emotional ballads, tropical-inspired tunes—you name it! There's definitely a song in here for one (or all) of your weekend moods. Get behind it, above.
so sad so sexy - Lykke Li
Lykke Li's first full album since 2014's I Never Learn is the answer to those looking to find a dance-worthy silver lining in their sadness. So, sad, so sexy, indeed.
"Used To You" - Dagny
Pop princess Dagny recounts the mundane aspects of long-term love in this insanely catchy tune.
"Reverse (Feat. G-Eazy)" - Vic Mensa
Vic Mensa returns to music with this club-ready, Marshmello-produced bop.
Lush - Snail Mail
Snail Mail's aptly titled debut is teeming with sincerity, ache, and intimacy. Prepare to feel all the feels.