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Yaeji's "For Granted" & 9 Other New Songs Out This Week


Every week, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK — your destination for 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 roundup features 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists.

XL Recordings
“For Granted” - Yaeji

Bow down to dance wizard Yaeji who’s back with a gut-pummell of a track emotionally, and sonically. (YouTube)

Interscope Records
“Where Do We Go Now” - Gracie Abrams

The faint waver in Gracie Abrams’ otherwise sturdy vocals on the hook of her new single has been circling in my brain for the last three days. (YouTube)

Ace Amir & Alexa Viscius
“Carpenter” - Vagabon

Vagabon’s signature, husky vocals shine over Rostam’s funky metropolitan production on her new song, “Carpenter.” (YouTube)

“Monster Mash” - Kate Davis

Art-rock musician Kate Davis is a 6’3”, boy-scaring monster on this pounding and oddly tender track that’ll win you over. (YouTube)

True Panther
“Crossing Guard” - Model/Actriz

The punk of Brooklyn band Model/Actriz (rumored to have a fan in Miley Cyrus) seems cryptic and semi-serious until you hear them reference Gaga (“Germanotta, Stefani”) with a knowing wink. (YouTube)

“Lights Light Up” - Fenne Lily

Spry guitar work and Fenne Lily’s insightful lyricism make for a seemingly mellifluous love song with a few shadows lurking at its core. (YouTube)

“Borderline Insane” - Matilda Mann, Spill Tab

There’s a lot of spiky little elements to Matilda Mann and Spill Tab’s newest tune, which puts a rosy filter over losing your mind from a new crush. (YouTube)

FADER label
“Under Tongues” - James Ivy

Get in early to James Ivy’s misty-eyed pop rock before he blows up. (YouTube)

“Misbehave” - Your Angel

Some songs are growers, and some are certified bangers in the first second. Your Angel’s “Misbheave” falls triumphantly in the latter. (YouTube)

“Falling” - Mora Michelle

You can thank the YouTube algorithm for exposing me — and now you — to the romantic, blushing synth-pop of young songmaker Mora Michelle. (YouTube)

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