Myesha Evon Gardner


Doechii’s “Booty Drop” & 9 Other New Songs Out This Week

With aespa, Jon Batiste, and more.

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. Follow the playlist on Spotify.

“Better Things” - aespa

aespa’s tropical fantasy “Better Things,” summons coconuts, poolsides, and a heavy injection of vitamin C.

“Booty Drop” - Doechii

Doechii is giving you one last chance to get a summer twerk session in.

“Your Ex” - Katie Gregson-MacLeod

Katie Gregson-MacLeod has sung about being the scorned girl, and is now singing about being the girl who gets the guy.

“Life Lesson” - Jon Batiste, Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey and Jon Batiste add a new installment to their stunning collection of duets together; this one, a sweeping rumination on great loves.

“Stay Blessed” - Genesis Owusu

Genesis Owusu has opened for Paramore, Khurangbin, and Thundercat so that should give you an idea about his arena-sized, between-punk-and-rap energy.

“Bobby” - Mali Velasquez

Nashville singer Mali Velasquez’ textured, weathered vocals is the laquer on her lush folk-rock songs.

“Both” - BAYLI

This expensive-sounding rap track goes out to all Birkin bag baddies and cash wh*res.

“Subliminal” - MJ Nebreda, Sammy

Reggaeton, dembow, and perreo-pop freaks need to get to know Miami’s MJ Nebreda.

“Many Thanks” - Madeline

Madeline’s fizzy, breakbeat pop contains gleams in shades of Caroline Polachek and Imogen Heap.

“Everything I Need” - Pleasure Systems, Melody English

“Everthing I Need” by NYC musicians Pleasure Systems and Melody English is a small but mighty song about the simple but unparalleled pleasures of living in the real world.

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