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Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of May 3, 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.

“love race” - Machine Gun Kelly ft. Kellin Quinn

MGK’s immaculate pop-punk reign continues with this turbo-boosted and scream-heavy love song featuring Sleeping with Sirens’ Kellin Quinn.


“Pessimist” - Julia Michaels

All of the little melodic quirks in Julia Michaels’ sweet “Pessimist” prove that the songwriter is making the most interesting pop right now.

“Eenie Meenie” - Yung Baby Tate

Yung Baby Tate picks between her many side guys on this confident anthem, just in time for the summer of all summers.

“Please” - Jessie Ware

As Stereogum astutely pointed out, there are hooks upon hooks on Jessie Ware’s house extravaganza, “Please.”

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“Bio” - duendita

At one point on this spiritual dance jam, duendita’s airy vocals break away from the corporeal world and enter another realm altogether.

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“I’ll Go Running” - Squirrel Flower

Massachusetts songwriter Squirrel Flower crafts a slow-moving storm of indie rock on her haunting latest “I’ll Go Running.”


“Weston & Leona” - Ebhoni

Toronto fast-riser Ebhoni flips an iconic PARTYNEXTDOOR and Miguel sample for this vivid freestyle dedicated to her grandparents.

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“Control” - Molly Burch

Molly Burch’s smoky vocals and romantic, timeless sound make for a powerful one-two gut punch.

“Beach Butts” - Siena Liggens

You don’t need to be at the beach to blast Siena Liggens’ refreshingly weird and playful pop.

Siena Liggens

“Pour A Brain” - Mui Zyu

An utterly gorgeous fever dream of a song — equal parts dark and elegant — by Hong Kong songmaker Mui Zyu, and Father/Daughter’s latest signee.


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