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.
To hear Britney Spears confidently sing — and belt — on Elton John’s groovy remake of “Tiny Dancer” multiplies the emotional punch of the song ten-fold. Welcome back, Britney. (YouTube)
Aluna and Sweden’s Kornél Kovacs make a mesmerizing force on “Follow You,” their lamplit dancefloor banger that will happily pull you into hypnosis. (YouTube)
Katie Gregson-MacLeod’s song and songwriting that captured millions on TikTok is finally here — and it’s as devastating as you’d hoped. (YouTube)
On her latest, Julia Jacklin’s casual requests to herself (“please stop smoking, want your life to last a long time”) serve as tender meditation on the ways we try to save, or destroy, ourselves. (YouTube)
Someone accurately described Palm’s “Parable Lickers” as an Animal Collective song that was put in a blender — but they forgot to mention that it’s wickedly good. (YouTube)