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Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of February 21, 2022

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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.

UMG/Polydor

“bbycakes” - Mura Masa, Lil Uzi Vert, PinkPantheress, Shygirl

This mega collaboration feels like a delirious hyper-pop confection from a fever dream — but thank god it’s real. (YouTube)

Island Records

“Fast Times” - Sabrina Carpenter

Sabrina Carpenter races against time on this nimble pop song that’s somehow also equal parts Charlie’s Angels and Oceans 11. (YouTube)

Universal Music

“Trouble” - Troye Sivan, Jay Som

Troye Sivan and Jay Som duet sweetly on this sparkling, lo-fi indie pop tune from the film Three Months. (YouTube)

“anotherlife” - Nilufer Yanya

It’s easy to get lost in the dreamy guitar melody of Nilufer Yanya’s latest before realizing she’s singing about a breakup: “It is just like the weirdest thing/ I want you to believe me/ That I’m alright.” (YouTube)

Chris Maggio/FISK

“The Loop” - Toro Y Moi

Toro y Moi turns his struggles with staying in the loop into a supremely chill and groovy tune. (YouTube)

Warner Records

“Becoming All Alone” - Regina Spektor

The indie queen of the 2010s returns with “Becoming All Alone,” her latest song complete with her signature conversational lyricism and whimsical sound. (YouTube)

Warner Records

“What’s Love” - Baby Tate

Atlanta rapper Baby Tate proves her versatility with lush layered vocals and heavenly melodies on this classically R&B gem. (YouTube)

Duet

“Jumpin” - Doss

After hearing this beast of a club track from none other than NYC’s cult DJ of the moment, Doss, you’ll also agree: it’s indeed the music. (YouTube)

“Bleach” - Isaac Dunbar

Massachusetts singer Isaac Dunbar’s jangly, maximalist pop reaches Queen-levels of sonic opulence in the most mind-blowing way. (YouTube)

“Back To The Radio” - Porridge Radio

There is a wobbly weightiness in the lead singer’s voice that builds on their emotional song “Back To The Radio.” (YouTube)