Breyona Holt


Latto's "Lottery" & 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.

“A&W” - Lana Del Rey

This 7-minute slow-burning stunner from LDR (alternatively called “American Whore”) is a peak in her sound: brooding relationship politics — with an experimental rap break. (YouTube)

“Lottery (feat. Lu Kala)” - Latto

Latto is coming for another Top 40 hit with a glittering, Barbie-pink disco number featuring rising talent Lu Kala. (YouTube)

“Circle Back Around” - Jayda G

Jayda G’s latest jubilant, heart-racing house anthem hides a deeper story about her father and a run-in he once had with the police. (YouTube)

“Momentary Sweetheart” - Deb Never

Cathartic crashing guitar adds delicious grit to Deb Never’s latest ode to temporary lovers. (YouTube)

“Spectator” - JFDR

JFDR’s airy vocals sound like a message blown through the wind on her shimmering, vaporous new ballad “Spectator.” (YouTube)

“As Long As You Love Me” - Cydnee With A C

Thumping drum and bass and Cydnee With A C’s candy-sweet voice collide on her shuffling Valentine’s Day offering, “As Long As You Love Me.” (YouTube)

“Ok” - Black Honey

“I just want you to be OK,” coos indie rock four-piece Black Honey on the compulsive hook of their latest neon-drenched, grunged up release. (YouTube)

“Tux (Your Body Fills Me, Boo)” - U.S. Girls

Sass and attitude drips from U.S. Girls’ glossy disco bop “Tux,” a silly track sung from the perspective of a forgotten tuxedo. (YouTube)

“Make It Work For Me” - Thoom

Thoom, a rising player in NYC’s reinvigorated downtown scene, makes sensual and strange richly textured pop that sounds straight out of Brother’s Grimm fables. (YouTube)

“Mercy” - Vntageparadise

This woozy guitar and reverb-soaked song — that functions more as confrontational audio art — comes from the ambitious mind of Lagos-based creator Vntageparadise. (YouTube)

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