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Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of April 19, 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.

“You” - Regard, Troye Sivan, Tate McRae

The effortless and breezy summer bop we’ve all been waiting for!

Ministry of Sound Recordings

“Purge The Poison” - MARINA

Tumblr icon MARINA returns with the first single from her upcoming LP — a gothic pop tune about witches, and purging the toxins from our planet.

Neon Gold/Atlantic

“Polite” - Erika de Casier

Erika de Casier makes smooth alt-R&B that takes a slinky, 007 turn on “Polite,” a song that makes us want to strap a weapon to our thigh while gliding around in a silk gown.


“boys wanna txt” - daine ft. eric doa

Daine, one of hyperpop’s most buzzed-about newcomers, has already captured the hearts of Charli XCX and 100 gecs, whose member Dylan Brady produced this single.

Atlantic/Warner Music Australia

“SOS” - Sueco ft. Travis Barker

Pasadena rapper Sueco joins pop-punk’s new wave with his energetic, Travis Barker-featured single “SOS.”

Courtesy of the artist

“Send Me” - Tirzah

A gorgeous, looping sedative from the cult and enigmatic singer-songwriter and producer Tirzah.

Lillie Eiger

“Mosh Pit” - CupcakKe

The internet’s raunchiest rap personality CupcakKe gets behind the mosh pit wave on her shout-a-long-worthy new single.


“Cleopatra” - Marzz

This Timbaland-produced track by R&B singer Marzz features a smooth switch-up midway through that checks all or the genre’s best boxes.

Elizabeth Wirija

“Kam Highway” - Lionel Boy

This atmospheric, lush tune from Long Beach singer-songwriter Lionel Boy is for your best daydream sessions.

Innovative Leisure

“Little Deer” - Spellling

This spellbinding track from Bay Area artist Spellling is a venture into a misty and magical forest. The instrumentation — horns, harp, strings — and her wise-beyond-her-years-sounding voice give Disney’s best composers a run for their money.

Sacred Bones

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