Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of January 25, 2021


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.

"New Love" - Silk City (ft. Ellie Goulding)

Sonic geniuses Diplo and Mark Ronson have reunited once again, this time with Ellie Goulding, for this breezy and sleek dance-pop anthem.


"fellowship" - serpentwithfeet

Everything about the Brooklyn musician's new song radiates warmth — the earthy production, the fluttering of his vocals, and its echoing message: "I'm thankful for the love I share with my friends."

Secretly Canadian

"X" - Chung Ha

A stirring and striking pop power ballad that feels simultaneously retro and futuristic.

88 Rising

"No More Parties" - Coi Leray

Wielding a staccato-ed, syrupy flow reminiscent of Playboi Carti, Leray jams onomatopoeia ad-libs into her latest, making the short two-minute runtime super fun.


"Someone Else" - Deb Never

This dreamy grunge-pop tune — complete with a dance breakdown — deserves to soundtrack the next big YA blockbuster.


"Doodoodoo" - Curtis Waters

Curtis Waters strikes a wholesome chord with his newest, delightfully backed by Nintendo Wii-like bells, and a catchy-as-hell hook.

Curtis Waters

"MLK Dr" - Smino

St. Louis' wordsmith Smino constructs a vivid weed-induced fantasy —including spying an alien on the street — in under two minutes.

Zero Fatigue

"Troubled Paradise" - Slayyyter

In 2021, we deserve more maximalist, stereo-busting pop.


"Lapdance From Asia" - Cosha, Shygirl

Replaying this humid, tropical-tinged track from Cosha and Shygirl to usher in summer faster.

Ashtown Lane

"Hannover" - Lande Hekt

Jangly guitar and faraway vocals shine on U.K. songwriter Lande Hekt's bright tune, recounting the events before a breakup.

Get Better Records

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