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Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of June 7, 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.

“Pasadena” - Tinashe

Tinashe and Buddy rework OutKast’s iconic “Hey Ya” beat into a groovy, summery jam.


“No Matter” - EXO

K-Pop titans EXO made a long-awaited return with their first release since 2019, a five-track special project filled with humidity-friendly, funky bops like this one.

SM Entertainment

“Reckless” - Madison Beer

Life isn’t a fairytale — this prickly breakup song from angel-voiced Madison Beer proves that — but she can make a song sound just as sweet.


The L.A. band of misfits share a woozy and tender flex on this new single from the deluxe version of their latest album, Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine.

Question Everything/RCA Records

“Hot N Heavy” - Jessie Ware

If you told me Jessie Ware’s new single was actually a seminal disco single from the ‘80s, I’d believe you — and that’s a good thing.

“Slide Tackle” - Japanese Breakfast

Delightful guitar plucks and saxophone keep this song about fighting for happiness from plunging too deep into dark waters.

Dead Oceans

“Got Me” - Laura Mvula

Every retro-sounding pop single from British singer Laura Mvula has been an instant earworm, and her latest — a palette of bright synth-y rock in the vein of Prince — is no exception.


“Liz” - Remi Wolf

Press play for an unexpected, jazzier and more soulful side of chaotic pop phenom Remi Wolf.

Daniel Prakopcyk

“This Sound” - Greentea Peng

The body-shaking bass and wobbly beat on this track off Greentea Peng’s latest album makes us want to meditate and dance in equal measure.

Morgan Benjamin

“Paranoia Party” - Frances Forever

An off-kilter pop song explodes into a cloud of static and distortion like a sudden onset of paranoia.


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