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.
Megan Thee Stallion awoke from hibernation with a vengeance if her bold new track, which brings back alter ego Tina Snow, is any indication.
In a major sonic pivot, Clairo has a Joni-style moment of reflection on her quiet new song “Blouse.”
A weightless, groovy dance track from South Korean DJ and producer Peggy Gou. It sounds like a very expensive rave.
Nashville singer-songwriter Madi Diaz has a voice that erupts like a geyser on her raw and powerful new song “Woman In My Heart.”
Songwriter Meg Duffy shares a jagged and echoey synth-pop track about memory and loss.
Atlanta-based band Lunar Vacation’s newest single is a jangly guitar song with a very shoutable chorus.
Los Angeles-based singer Wallice gets dizzy talking to the person she thinks she likes, and we get dizzy (in a good way) listening to her swoon-worthy bedroom pop.
Benét’s sun-drenched “Shoot Your Shot” grows in body, and euphoria, as the song goes on.
Comedian Bo Burnham may seem like an outlier here, but “That Funny Feeling” from his Netflix special Inside is some of the most evocative songwriting we’ve heard about the pandemic year.