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Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of April 5, 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.

“The Melting Of The Sun” - St. Vincent

St. Vincent’s groovy, trippy new tune sounds like dawn on a new day.

“Black Rum” - Cake Pop

Cake Pop is Dylan Brady, Raveena Golden, and Lewis Grant, and their latest song “Black Rum” might be the most minimalist track to ever make you want to mosh.

“HOT HOT” - Bree Runway

Bree Runway continues her streak delivering impeccable alt-pop bops with sickening visuals to match.

“Tennessee” - Leisure Sport

Leisure Sport’s “Tennessee” crashes in waves, with the tangle of guitars and front-woman Dana DiGennaro’s vocals feeling like something cleansing.

“That’s On You!” - REI AMI

Rei Ami’s boisterous new tune jumps from dream-pop, to rap, to smoky R&B — a 3-in-1 special.

“In The Flesh” - Ecco2k

The only way to describe Swedish artist Ecco2k’s latest track is pixie music.

“How Can I Apologise?” - Manu Grace

South African singer Manu Grace’s “How Can I Apologise?” is sparse and haunting, and pushes her deep, resonant vocals to the forefront.

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“Easy” - Lakeyah

Listening to QC newcomer Lakeyah rap her ass off on her latest single will leave you breathless.


“Power of a Waterfall” - Armlock

Lo-fi and tender rock courtesy of new Australian project Armlock, made up of Kllo’s Simon Lam and Hamish Mitchell.

“Not Up For Discussion” - Niia

Roll up and press play on Niia’s subtle and honeyed soul music.

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