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Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases Of The Week

Charli XCX, Mitski, + so much more

by nylon

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 Charli XCX, Mitski, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"5 In The Morning" - Charli XCX

Who says you need to know someone to get into the coolest warehouse party? Charli's latest visual, for her trap-infused single "5 in the Morning," is proof that you only need yourself to have a good time.

"Focus / No Angel" - Charli XCX

Speaking of Charli, did we mention she not only dropped a music video this week but two more songs? "Focus" and "No Angel" are the perfect pop refreshers you need in the midst of the pettiness that is #DrakeWeekend.

"Forgetter" - Mr Little Jeans

Norwegian artist Mr Little Jeans is back with “Forgetter,” a moody, synth-pop track that’ll help you finally get over that breakup.

"100 Bad" - Tommy Genesis

This rap track from Tommy Genesis is the ultimate “bad bitch” anthem that we’ve been waiting for this summer. Get ready to hear it at the clubs all season long. 

"Nobody" - Mitski

Mitski wants you to dance your loneliness away in "Nobody," a sad yet ultimately upbeat single from her upcoming album, Be The Cowboy. Don't mind if we do!

K.T.S.E. - Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor’s highly anticipated album is finally here and part of Kanye West’s recently produced albums from his Wyoming Sessions™. K.T.S.E features old-school R&B and soul melded with some more modern hip-hop tracks, including one with an appearance from Kanye himself. 

"Noises" - Pale Waves

During a time when the importance of mental health care is so heavily in the news, Pale Waves offers an uplifting anthem sending an important message to fans everywhere about the necessity of prioritizing yourself.

"The Boy In The Bubble" - Alec Benjamin

After making his way back into the music scene last month with “Let Me Down,” Alec Benjamin strikes back with his latest single “The Boy In The Bubble.” Benjamin narrates this relatable song about isolation while delivering a lively and an infectious techno beat.

High As Hope - Florence + the Machine

If you've been in need of some release, let Florence + the Machine's latest record provide you with a hefty dose of reassurance. High as Hope is just as empowering and ethereal as Florence Welch's past work, yet different—there's a newfound confidence oozing from her on this album, and she's not backing down. You shouldn't either.

"All For You" - Years & Years

“All for You” is the third single off of Years & Years' upcoming sophomore album, Palo Santo. The lyrics deal with a lost relationship, but the beat will still have you dancing. We're not complaining.