SZA's "Shirt" & 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.

“Shirt” - SZA

SZA’s crowd-favorite “Shirt” has arrived — but we’re more intrigued by the delicate, plucky strings on the unreleased tune which bookends her latest music video. (YouTube)

“Lift Me Up” - Rihanna

It may just be a ballad, but Rihanna’s voice is powerful, radiant, and a very welcome sound on her first release in over five years. (YouTube)

Warner Records
“Dear God” - Nessa Barrett

There’s a beautiful gothic country twinge to Nessa Barrett’s shadowy prayer, “Dear God.” (YouTube)

RCA records
“Supernova” - Fousheé

Fousheé’s dynamic and high-octane rap performance on “Supernova” continues to peel back layers of the rising musician. (YouTube)

“Grapevine” - Weyes Blood

Rich strings, textural guitar, and a squirming synth line add up to a sumptuous and cinematic second single from Weyes Blood. (YouTube)

Ryan Clemens
“Casual” - Chappell Roan

Chappell Roan’s “Casual” is for any girl who’s ever found herself too deep in a situationship and now has to take the high road: “Knee deep in the passenger seat and you're eating me out/ Is it casual now?” (YouTube)

“Killer” - Indy

Indy is a murderess of love on her playful, jazzed-up new song, “Killer.” (YouTube)

“I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Trying)” - Rachel Chinouriri

Pattering drums and a sparkling pop palette send a propulsive energy through Rachel Chinouriri’s sweet new coming-of-age anthem. (YouTube)

“Do You Well (feat. Perfume Genius)” - Nakhane

Nakhane’s scintillating disco jubilee “Do You Well” featuring Perfume Genius will give you one last burst of dancing energy before the holidays. (YouTube)

“Trust Fund Cowboy” - Leah Marie Mason

Rising Nashville voice Leah Marie Mason chews out the “trust fund cowboy” with elegance and class on her fun and streaky country-pop single. (YouTube)

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