Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of July 11, 2022


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.

Dirty Hit
“Part Of The Band” - The 1975

Warped horns and frenzied strings make up The 1975’s quirky “Part Of The Band,” an off-kilter and folksy new sound from the U.K. pop band. (YouTube)

SM Entertainment
“Life’s Too Short” - Aespa

Aespa hit the pop jackpot with “Life’s Too Short,” the bubbly standout from the girl group’s latest mini album, Girls, that’s everything you want from a three-minute feel-good banger. (YouTube)

“Pharmacist” - Alvvays

Alvvay’s first track in five years is excellent, proper shoegaze: big, wavy synths and that overwhelming feeling of sound that feels bigger than you. (YouTube)

Mikey Oshai
“Solid” (feat. Blxst, Kehlani) - Burna Boy

Burna Boy recruited Blxst and Kehlani for this breezy afrobeats jam that sounds built for beachside listening. (YouTube)

“Change The Locks” - King Princess

King Princess’ songwriting is at its most gutting and evocative on the beautiful “Change The Locks,” which includes striking production from The National’s Aaron Dessner. (YouTube)

“Bitch I’m Nice” - Doechii

Doechii’s “Bitch I’m Nice” is such a force of rap finesse you won’t even notice it’s only one minute and 26 seconds. (YouTube)

“Immature” - FLO

FLO, your next favorite R&B girl group, crafts yet another stellar break-up banger in the vein of TLC and Destiny’s Child. (YouTube)

Melii Ent
“Mala” - Melii

NYC rapper and singer Melii’s serpentine new offering “Mala” gets all of its appeal from her sultry Spanish-laden verses and the song’s deceptively simple club beat. (YouTube)

“GMT” - Oliver Sim

The xx’s Oliver Sim ponders love across timezones on “GMT,” his woozy solo single that will make all The xx aficionados nostalgic. (YouTube)

“Adrenaline” - MASN

Written after surviving a car accident, rising Utah rapper MASN’s “Adrenaline” is his breathless, snappy ode to living on the edge (to a reasonable extent). (YouTube)

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