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Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of August 31, 2020


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. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

Bust the windows out our cars — Jazmine Sullivan is back. The enigmatic soul singer's first solo release in five years may be an acoustic one but it's none-the-less searing. Last week also saw The Weeknd and Calvin Harris teaming up for a chilled-out synthwave tune that's perfect to savor the last wisps of summer. Plus, a Euphoria-inspired track from cult bedroom singer girl in red, and more BLACKPINK slayage. See all of NYLON's picks after the jump.

"Lost One" - Jazmine Sullivan

Jazmine Sullivan's first song after five long years is a weathered, soulful offering sung to a past lover.


"Over Now" - Calvin Harris ft. The Weeknd

September looms as Calvin Harris and The Weeknd drop this laidback, '80s synthwave bop.

Columbia Records

"Ice Cream" - BLACKPINK ft. Selena Gomez

BLACKPINK continues their pop reign with this sugary collaboration with Selena.

YG Entertainment/Interscope

"rue" - girl in red

Inspired by Euphoria's beloved protagonist, girl in red's latest is a bittersweet, thunderous anthem.

Isak Jenssen

"Zoom" - Leikeli47

Brooklyn's Leikeli47 delivers a tough and playful cut about throwing hands in a beauty supply store.

Hardcover LLC/RCA

"Nice Guy" - Bbymutha ft. Yung Baby Tate

Bbymutha says she's retiring from rap music. We're just sad we won't get bangers, like this bad b*tch anthem with Yung Baby Tate, anymore.


"Tangerine" - Jesse Jo Stark

A wistful, sun-streaked country-pop tune from Jesse Jo Stark.

Laurie Lynn Stark

"feedback/failure" - Deli Girls

NYC noise duo Deli Girls deliver the urgent, and almost danceable tune "feedback/failure," a dissection on echo chambers.

Yulissa Benitez

"Holes" - Zhala

The Knife's Olof Dreijer is all over this droning, and jubilant tune from Zhala, the only other artist signed to Robyn's Konichiwa records.

Dennis Vera & Mathias Söderberg

"Old School" - Drew Ryn

Come for Drew Ryn's catchy vocals, stay for the unexpected and groovy sax break.

Checked Records

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