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 Uffie, Christine and the Queens, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.
"Drugs" - Uffie
Uffie is back after a (too long) hiatus, and her new single is an appeal to her partner to choose her over their hazy, drug-filled, partying lifestyle.
"Body Count" - Jessie Reyez
Jessie Reyez unveils all the ways in which women have been unfairly punished for their actions throughout history in this The Crucible-inspired video.
"Geyser" - Mitski
Although Mitski is singing about the love and adoration, the overall sound of the song is daunting, almost chilling. It makes you wonder if she really means it, or if there is something more sinister at play.
"Your Love" - HAERTS
"Your Love" perfectly captures the uncertainty of new love and not wanting to be the first to admit your ~feelings~.
"4 Gold Chains (feat. Clams Casino)" - Lil Peep
The song is hazy, slow, confused. It's almost hard to listen to when we know that Lil Peep no longer with us, but it's an honest representation of the musician that he was, so it's ultimately worth listening to in appreciation of his work.
"Girlfriend (feat. Dâm-Funk)" - Christine and The Queens
We don't subscribe to gender norms here, and obviously neither does Christine and the Queens. Her latest single is a perfect embodiment of gender fluidity and a rejection of the pressures of "femininity."
"Sangria Wine" - Pharrell Williams and Camila Cabello
The last time Williams and Cabello collabed, they made "Havana," so we knew they would give us another iconic song. They did not disappoint; "Sangria Wine" has salsa and reggae influences, and features Cabello singing in both English and Spanish.
"Someday / Saturday" - Phantogram
Phantogram's latest gems are for a good cause. Proceeds from the band's gentle singles, "Someday" and "Saturday (Sparklehorse Cover)", will be donated to the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention.
"Taste" - Betty Who
Betty Who's latest is an ode to those tasty bad boys and gals we love to hate (and can't get enough of.)
"Talia" - King Princess
The ache is palpable on King Princess' latest visual as she laments over the loss of a lover while comforting herself with the company of blow up dolls.