Kali Uchis' "I Wish You Roses" & 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.

“Tropic Morning News” - The National

The National’s back with news of an album and a somewhat cloudy but chugging bop that’s feels like it could be an instant classic. (YouTube)

Cho Gi-Seok
“I Wish You Roses” - Kali Uchis

Kali Uchis makes nice with an ex on the effortless, languid “I Wish You Roses,” which has the singer sounding more luminous than she has in a while. (YouTube)

“True Blue” - boygenius

One can only dream of being so generously, tenderly seen by another as Lucy Dacus does on “True Blue,” a glowing, beautiful song that solidifies her as one of the best songwriters of her generation. (YouTube)

“Weightless” - Arlo Parks

Arlo Parks’ poppiest release yet still preserves her knack for vivid descriptors: “Cardamom and jade as your eyes screamed/ On the night you showed your volcanic side.” (YouTube)

Neva Wireko
“Contact” - Kelela

Put on Kelela’s slick and serpantine “Contact” for a postively luxe night out. (YouTube)

“Ovule (feat. Shygirl) [Sega Bodega Remix]” - Björk, Shygirl , Sega Bodega

Sega Bodega and Shygirl turn out a down and dirty remix of Björk’s “Ovule” — perfect heady music for the club. (YouTube)

LAB Records
“Homesick” - Nell Mescal

We can’t help but be immediately charmed by Nell, Paul Mescal’s little sister, and her delightful, driving indie rock. (YouTube)

“Another Life” - Naomi Sharon

Already fielding comparisons to Sade, OVO’s first female signee Naomi Sharon possesses a singular voice in the sultry R&B field. (YouTube)

Rich Music
“n la disco” - paopao

Rapidly rising Puerto Rican star paopao shares her night out sound of choice: heady alt-pop thoroughly cut with choppy reggaeton. (YouTube)

“Let’s Turn This Back Around” - Far From Saints

The woven harmonies by Stereophonic’s Kelly Jones and Patty Lynn make this streaking, country-tinged duet all the more pretty. (YouTube)

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