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Lil Nas X's "Late To Da Party" & 9 Other New Songs Out This Week


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.

Saddest Factory
“What I Want” - MUNA

MUNA just released the greatest pop song of the year, and it’s all about manifestation, abundance, and having zero shame. (YouTube)

Columbia Records
“Late To Da Party” - Lil Nas X, NBA YoungBoy

Long story short: Lil Nas X has beef with BET. His latest is a scathing rap-pop middle-finger to the cable network with an assist from NBA YoungBoy. (YouTube)

“Disaster” - Conan Gray

Conan Gray’s new album Superache is a chronicle of the best and worst parts of young love. On boppy standout “Disaster,” he gets into the perils of overthinking: “Is it purely platonic to call me like every night?” (YouTube)

MSFTS Music/Roc Nation
“<maybe> it’s my fault” - WILLOW

Willow’s voice is an amorphous, mutating, angry thing on her raging and melodic new track, “<maybe> it’s my fault.” (YouTube)

Pierre-Ange Carlotti
“Je te vois enfin” - Christine and the Queens

Christine and the Queens’ summons a dusky club in the ‘80s on her latest, an all-French single that tells a mystical story about coming out. (YouTube)

“hollaback bitch” - Mura Masa, Channel Tres, shygirl

The sultry warm whispers of Channel Tres & shygirl sound godly over Mura Masa’s absolutely luxe and rich-sounding strain of house music. (YouTube)

Major Arcana
“Turn The Table” - Empress Of ft. Jim-E Stack

Empress Of’s deft vocals + the luscious, multi-textured dance backdrop by Jim-E Stack = dance-floor euphoria. (YouTube)

Interscope Records
“Fin Del Mundo (with BRATTY)” - Cuco

Indie-pop heartthrob Cuco envelops you in a dream on “Fin Del Mundo,” his blue-tinted love song about facing the end of the world. (YouTube)

Roc Nation
“Wild Life...” - Ambré

Silken layered vocals and lush instrumentals make New Orleans singer Ambré’s R&B a luxurious treat for the ears. (YouTube)

Domino Records
“runner” - Alex g

Alex g makes being a (kinda) bad person sound charming on his scruffy indie rock tune punctuated with screams and funny voices, “runner.” (YouTube)

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