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Blood Orange's "Jesus Freak Lighter" & 9 Other New Songs Out This Week


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.

“Jesus Freak Lighter” - Blood Orange

The synths sound glorious and the drums divine on Blood Orange’s first solo single in three years. (YouTube)

“It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody” - Weyes Blood

Spare six minutes to indulge in Weyes Blood’s rich new single, which offers the reassuring pat that it’s not just you, it’s everybody feeling this way. (YouTube)

“curious/furious” - Willow

Willow’s pop-punk ballad moment needles into her own loneliness, while stunningly showcasing a lot of vocal maturity. (YouTube)

“OMG BRITT” - Sudan Archives

Violinist and California-based musician Sudan Archives assumes many roles on her excellent new album — including hard-ass rapper on standout “OMG BRITT.” (YouTube)

Sub Pop
“Nostalgia” - Suki Waterhouse

Reminiscing about a bygone relationship, Suki Waterhouse’s latest single also washes over you like a sepia-toned cloud and reverie. (YouTube)

“E-Motions” - Mura Masa (ft. Erika de Casier)

Nothing is more instantaneously catchy than Erika de Casier’s “du du dudu du dudu du” off Mura Masa’s soft pop banger. (YouTube)

Courtesy of the artist
“Flip Phone” - Brooke Candy

Edgy pop lovers will eat up Brooke Candy’s very hot ode to ‘00s mystique and flip phones. (YouTube)

Rough Trade Records
“Debra” - Jockstrap

Jockstrap’s “Debra” sounds like what techno, pop, classical, and maybe Bollywood music would sound like if they birthed a musical child. (YouTube)

Warner Records
“madhouse” - Nessa Barrett

Nessa Barrett’s take on the madwoman trope leads her down a dark-pop road that feels primed for Halloween. (YouTube)

“Bonnie (B-Side)” - Kenzie TTH

The off-kilter R&B standout from Boston-based singer Kenzie TTH’s new EP, We Stayed Too Long, is a compelling glimpse into a promising new song-maker. (YouTube)

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