Callum Harris


Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of October 19, 2020


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, including beabadoobee, James Blake, Omar Apollo, and more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Horen Sarrison" - beabadoobee

With magical swells of orchestral strings and Bea's honeyed voice, this love song to her boyfriend feels weightless.

Dirty Hit

"I Keep Calling" - James Blake

James Blake returns to his tinkering roots for his latest EP, which feels like a masterclass in dance deconstruction.

Ryder Ripps

"Mean" - $not, Flo Milli

$not's addictive new single hinges entirely on the play between his chilled-out flow and Flo Milli's bombastic delivery.

"Bi Fren" - Omar Apollo

Oma Apollo does a Playboi Carti-type thing.

Omar Apollo

"Unfold You" - Rostam ft. Hari Nef

This jazzy, cozy number from producer extraordinaire Rostam will remind you to slow down.

Mator Project

"Care For You" - The Marías

Indulgent luxe-sounding atmospheric pop courtesy of cult-favorite The Marías.

Sydney Yatco

"Woah" - La Goony Chonga

A certified ass-shaking bop by Miami MC La Goony Chonga.

"Unfair" - Viji

Dirty Hit's latest signee, Viji, makes bedroom-punk with a serrated edge thanks to her vocals, which sit on par with labelmates beabadoobee and The 1975.

Dirty Hit

"Garden" - Meet Me @ The Altar

The '00s called — pop punk is back and sounding better than ever.

Lindsey Byrnes

"Sick" - James Ivy

NYC's James Ivy strings together a flow-of-consciousness rock banger with a shout-along-chorus that hits all the nostalgia buttons.


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