Soundcheck: The 11 Best Music Releases The Week Of February 22, 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.

"Intruded" - Justine Skye

With big names attached — Timbaland on the beat, and Lil Yachty and Bella Hadid in the video — Justine Skye's "Intruded," sticky and intimate, is a major reintroduction.

Artwork by Nina Holmgren, graphic design by Adi Nachum

"Vendetta" - Iceage

Iceage's latest single in the lead-up to their new album Seek Shelter is noisy, seedy rock, risen from the fed-up trenches of this broken world.

Fryd Frydendahl

"Menneskekollektivet" - Lost Girls

Lost Girls, the new project from Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden, shares an ambitious, hypnotic sound journey that offers a transformative 12 minutes.

Smalltown Supersound

"Same Size Shoe" - serpentwithfeet

Serpentwithfeet sings about sharing the same size shoe with his love, an ostensibly small but touching observation that will make you yearn for the same.

Braylen Dion

"fan behavior" - Isaac Dunbar

A sly and thumping pop song that looks to Billie Eilish's "bad guy" for inspiration.


"Dip N Drip" - COBRAH

Wispy chants and dark club beats make this song by COBRAH sound like it belongs in 2077.

"You Were In My Dream Last Night" - Babygirl

The pink flush of Toronto duo Babygirl's tender pop gives way to a darker center once you start digging into its lyrics.

Sandlot Records

"X-Ting" - Ebhoni

Toronto's Ebhoni is unbothered on the wavy "X-Ting," her breezy reminder to you to "dash di phone away" once your ex comes calling.

Chase Vassell

"Sign" - Blessed

An enigmatic and shape-shifting art-rock track by Canadian band Blessed.

Flemish Eye

"Secret Language" - Katy Kirby

Folk newcomer Katy Kirby's "Secret Language" bursts alive in the last 30 seconds, and feels like stepping into a blossoming, hidden garden.

Keeled Scales

"360 Baby" - Dizzy Fae

This early aughts-sounding banger from Dizzy Fae is like a club anthem for robots.

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