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Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases Of The Week

SOPHIE, Alice Glass + many 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 SOPHIE, Alice Glass and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.


At long last, SOPHIE's highly anticipated record is here! Oil of Every Pearls Un-Insides brings us even further into the wickedly weird world of SOPHIE, so get ready to embark on the trippiest of trips once you hit play.

"Bed (feat. Ariana Grande)" - Nicki Minaj

Ariana Grande is on a roll this week. The recently engaged singer teamed up with and Nicki Minaj to create this steamy single, which is one of the tracks on Nicki’s upcoming album Queen. If you're planning on hitting the club this weekend, be sure to have this song on repeat.

"Mine" - Alice Glass

Alice Glass turns her pain into art in this moving visual about reclaiming power. RuPaul's Drag Race’s Season 7 winner Violet Chachki makes a cameo in the music video, as well. 

"Another Lifetime" - NAO

NAO's soulful single “Another Lifetime” is the relatable anthem of love and heartbreak that we needed. With deep elements of R&B, soul, and pop, this single normalizes our emotions.

Liberation - Christina Aguilera

In Aguilera's latest, independence is truly celebrated. Stand your ground and stream the powerful record, above.

"Kiss" - Pale Waves

After “Kiss” came out in May, fans of Pale Waves were patiently waiting for its accompanying music video. And honestly, the wait was worth it. This black-and-white video is an automatic mood booster.

People to People - DNCE

DNCE's latest is the icing on their "Cake By The Ocean." Take a bite and relax to the good vibes.

"Crush" - Cigarettes After Sex

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of its self-titled album, Cigarettes After Sex released “Crush.” The ambient and beautifully composed song is almost as soothing as hearing the waves crash on a beach. 

Betty, Pt. 1 - Betty Who

Betty Who's new record is oozing '80s pop realness. Grab your scrunchies and high-cut one-pieces and get in the groove.

Nasty - Rico Nasty

Twenty-one-year-old rapper Rico Nasty has officially risen in the music world. Her new album Nasty is truly electric and comes with a 28-show tour. Rico Nasty is no longer merely a SoundCloud rapper, and this hip-hop mixtape proves it.