Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of September 7, 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.

“Good Ones” - Charli XCX

Charli XCX has returned, and we haven’t stopped playing her comeback single — a dark and trance-y dance anthem — since.

Asylum/Warner Records

“Girls Want Girls (with Lil Baby)” - Drake

Drake’s Certified Lover Boy has dropped, and beneath the mountain of online discourse lies some good songs, like this classic Drake track with Lil Baby which includes the cringe-great lyric: “Said that you’re a lesbian, girl me too.”


“Free Woman” - Rina Sawayama & Clarence Clarity, Lady Gaga

Rina Sawayama and Clarence Clarity push Lady Gaga’s “Free Woman” to pop transcendence with their vibrant and perfect remix of the Chromatica track.

Interscope Records

“Linda” - Tokischa, Rosalía

Rosalía teams up with the rising Dominican dembow artist Tokischa for this high BPM club track that’ll leave you sweating.

Sony Music

“No Time For Sleep (Freestyle)” - Bobby Shmurda

Brooklyn’s Bobby Shmurda dropped “No Time For Sleep,” a lengthy freestyle about getting back in his hustle.

“Hertz” - Amyl & The Sniffers

Melbourne punk band Amyl & The Sniffers shout loudly about wanting to go on a romantic country vacation on their cheeky, fun new single.

ATO Records

“Perfect Wife” - TASHA

True love exists and Chicago musician Tasha is head over heels in it on her romantic and swaying new single “Perfect Wife.”

“No Sympathy” - Jenevieve

This infectious dance pop tune from rising singer Jenevieve sounds straight from the golden pop era of Whitney Houston.

Joyface Records

“Concession Stand Girl” - Naomi Alligator

Singer Naomi Alligator reminisces about childhood football games on this sweet and simple banjo tune that’s oddly evocative.

“Don’t Shut Me Down” - ABBA

After nearly 40 years, ABBA has released new music. “Don’t Shut Me Down” is the liveliest of the bunch, and exactly what you wanted from the pop legends.

Bailie Walsh

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