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Theo Batterham


Fred Again's "Danielle" & 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.

“Talking To Yourself” - Carly Rae Jepsen

After a couple of subtler (though no less impactful) singles, CRJ is back on her sugary pop beat with the cheeky and inquisitive, “Talking To Yourself.” (YouTube)

“Danielle” - Fred again...

Fred again...’s latest could be considered a remix of 070 Shake’s “Nice To Have” — the DJ’s favorite song of 2022 — but we’d rather think of it as a brilliant, wholly reimagined entity. (YouTube)

“Xtasy Remix (ft. Doechii)” - Ravyn Lenae [prod. Kaytranada]

It turns out Ravyn Lenae’s spacey and sensual “Xtasy” can get better — with a newly added slinky Kaytranada beat and sassed-up Doechii verse. (YouTube)

Capitol Records
“Stonecatcher” - Marcus Mumford ft. Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers laces Marcus Mumford’s “Stonecatcher” with her own gorgeous, plaintive vocals and makes the song even more tumultuous. (YouTube)

Mavin Global Holdings
“Rush” - Arya Starr

With her keen sense of melody, rhythm, and magnetic delivery, there’s no question as to why afro-pop wiz Arya Starr is one of Nigeria’s fastest rising voices. (YouTube)

Public Consumption/Fueled By Ramen
“Cdbaby<3” - Chloe Moriondo

Indie sleaze and hyperpop meet on Chloe Moriondo’s delirious new drum ‘n’ bass jam, “Cdbaby<3.” (YouTube)

“Hotel” - Montell Fish

Think The Weeknd but grittier for Montell Fish’s slow-burning and seductive latest single. (YouTube)

Made of Elves Inc.
“Bump” - Dora Jar

Californian singer-songwriter Dora Jar is building a surreal pop universe, and her shadowy, beautiful new addition “Bump” is one we’d willingly get lost in. (YouTube)

ATO Records
“Vertigo” - Nick Hakim

Nick Hakim begs for time to slow down on the hottest, sweatiest, and plushest love song we’ve heard this year. (YouTube)

Orindal Records
“Shadows” - Dear Nora

The last lines of Dear Nora’s rambling new folk song “Shadows” are devastating — “We are grown, then we're gone and our fossils are tossed along” — but sung with such nonchalance you can only hear them as wisdom. (YouTube)

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