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Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of May 31, 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.

“100 Millones” - Bad Bunny, Luar La L

The Puerto Rican rapper drops off an icy, flex-filled trap anthem with peer Luar La L about all the classics: money, girls, and cars.

Rimas Entertainment

“One Foot in Front of the Other” - Griff

The BRIT Awards’ newest Rising Star, Griff, is determined to move past her traumas on her bouncy and buoyant latest.

Warner Records

“OMW” - Asiahn

This summer, we’re sending Asiahn’s silky and sinuous new R&B single in place of all our late night “OMW” texts.

“Y Don’t U” - 박혜진 Park Hye Jin, Clams Casino, Take A Daytrip

South Korea’s 박혜진 Park Hye Jin taps two of music’s biggest cult producers for a brooding, cyclical rap track, on which she wonders, “Why don’t you love me?”

Ninja Tune

“LEGEND” - Alice Glass, Alice Longyu Gao

Two extreme Alices join forces for a chaotic and eardrum-busting party track that will give you the best kind of whiplash.

Alice Longyu Gao

“Wife Wife” - Deem Spencer, Okay Kaya

You’ve never heard a sweeter love song than this shy, lo-fi ditty (which includes a marriage proposal) from Queens, NYC rapper Deem Spencer and singer Okay Kaya.

Deem Spencer

“Howls” - Boyish

Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle and Euphoria collide on this hazy and synth-y indie rock track from Brooklyn duo Boyish.


“No Mask” - AJRadico

There’s something about rapper AJRadico’s spare trap music — which he describes as “mythical” — that feels hypnotic.


“Show Up” - Samia

“I think that I grew up but I still cry every time my dad hangs up,” sings songwriter Samia on her latest, a crashing rock song that feels like therapy.

“Summer Fling” - Honey.

Swedish pop duo Honey., which sounds like ABBA reborn, is all we’re queuing up this summer.

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