Princess Nokia covers Soundcheck the week of September 27, 2021.
Daniela Spector


Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of September 27, 2021


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.

“Cool” - Uffie

This cheeky, offbeat-pop song is American-French cult DJ and singer Uffie’s first single from her brand new era.

“Marge Simpson” - CupcakKe

CupcakKe’s lyrical genius truly shines on her new single: “Money stack up so tall, look like the hair on Marge Simpson.”

Arlo Grey/Fame Killed

“Boys Are From Mars” ft. Yung Baby Tate - Princess Nokia

Princess Nokia’s fun new bop with Yung Baby Tate turns a playground chant into a message about always honoring yourself over any silly man (it’s true).

Princess Nokia

“Freedom” - Christine and the Queens

Christine and the Queens puts a sensual and dramatic twist on this George Michael classic, giving its lyrics new meaning.

“Glider” - Japanese Breakfast

After a momentous first half of 2021 with Jubilee and Crying in H-Mart, Japanese Breakfast is back with a stunning score for the video game Sable. “Glider,” the game’s intro song, is mesmerizing.

Sony Music Masterworks

“Emergency” - Lotic

On “Emergency,” Berlin’s Lotic sends out a beautiful, watery siren call of the utmost importance: “Emergency! Please f*ck me?”


“Hall Of Mirrors” - Let’s Eat Grandma

U.K. duo Let’s Eat Grandma released their first song in three years, a euphoric, strobe-y pop song about the dizzying, and sometimes confusing, rush of new love.

El Hardwick

“saltspring” - Ada Lea

A misty folk song that recounts an old relationship and includes Canadian singer-songwriter Ada Lea’s revelations on the passage of time.

Saddle Creek

“Weights” - Bartees Strange

This two-minute spurt of grooving indie rock that ends just as abruptly as it starts is another banger from D.C.’s musical chimera Bartees Strange, who has one of the best live music sets right now.

“A Woman’s World” - Amy Allen

Amy Allen, the songwriter behind Harry Styles’ “Adore You,” imagines breasts on Mt. Rushmore and Ruth Bader Ginsberg on her stirring new song “A Woman’s World.”

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