Blair Caldwell


Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of September 8, 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.

Summer has ended, fall is here, and SZA has returned. As the patron saint of late night texters, the singer's re-emergence is, gratefully, a timely one. Her latest, "Hit Different" with Ty Dolla $ign, might as well be the only song we'll spin all quarter, savoring its hypnotic beat and searing lyrics. Catch it alongside a new sweet tune from Curtis Waters, and a staggering Laura Stevenson reissue for NYLON's music picks this week, after the jump.