Shania Twain poses for her "Waking Up Dreaming" single cover
Louie Banks


Shania Twain's "Waking Up Dreaming" & 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.

“Unholy (feat. Kim Petras)” - Sam Smith

After setting TikTok ablaze for the past few months, Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ hedonistic club banger “Unholy” is finally here — and it is criminally catchy. (YouTube)

“Star Walkin’” - Lil Nas X

It’s rare for a tech x music collab to actually be good, but Lil Nas X’s exhilarating “Star Walkin’” sounds like it would’ve fit neatly on his great debut album, Montero. (YouTube)

“Waking Up Dreaming” - Shania Twain

The queen of country-pop has returned! Shania Twain makes a glamorous re-entry with a sparkling, genuinely optimistic bop that only she can deliver. (YouTube)

“lipstick” - Jesse Jo Stark

All my indie sleaze girls will relate to the gloomy, doom-y, grunge rock from Jesse Jo Stark. (YouTube)

“Tomorrow 2” - Glorilla, Cardi B

GloRilla and Cardi B’s new collab, dedicated to the promise of tomorrow, is already great, but combined with its rowdy, NYC-centered music video, it becomes excellent. (YouTube)

“No Limit” - Channel Tres

One can’t help but feel cool while listening to buzzy Compton DJ Channel Tres’ suave and smooth dance music. (YouTube)

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“Exibisionista” - Isabella Lovestory

If you’re in search of a new midnight-hour slut anthem (and we mean that in the best way possible) Isabella Lovestory’s latest breathy, reggaeton slapper is a great option. (YouTube)

“Naked” - That Kid

This maximalist new track by That Kid blends ‘00s pop fantasy and modern hyperpop futurism, and feels as indulgent as cotton candy. (YouTube)

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“Why’d You Leave Me In The Red” - Jouska

Jouska’s gorgeous and contemplative “Why’d You Leave Me In The Red” is bedroom-pop for those vulnerable late-night hours. (YouTube)

“Nerves” - Dianna Lopez

Riding the line betweens rock, neo-soul, and blues, Brooklyn singer Dianna Lopez conjures an intriguing, mystical soundscape with “Nerves.”(YouTube)

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