Janell Shirtcliff


Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of November 16, 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 Bleachers, Paris Jackson, glaive, Namasenda, Amaarae, and more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Change" - Pale Waves

London's Pale Waves is bringing goth pop — and Y2K singing-in-the-rain realness — back.

Dirty Hit

"chinatown" - Bleachers ft. Bruce Springsteen

Bleachers' Jack Antonoff teams up with Bruce Springsteen for a panoramic rock tune that feels like a deep breath of fresh air.


"eyelids" - Paris Jackson

Soft looping folk from Paris Jackson, who shares the stark stage of "eyelids" with Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull.

Republic Records

"MIA" - Ebhoni

A sweaty dancehall anthem for all the bad gyals in the world.

True Panther Records

"eyesore" - glaive

Fifteen-year-old glaive's latest song "eyesore" is pop-punk for the Soundcloud age.


"Maldives" - Br3nya

Fresh on the U.K.'s rap scene is Br3nya, who's making slick bops that feel reminiscent of early Nicki Minaj.


"Trust Fund Baby" - Amaarae

This squeaky, slinky tune from Ghanaian-American singer Amaarae is a potent mood-setter despite its one minute and 39 second runtime.

"Wanted" - Namasenda

Heart-racing sped-up pop is PC Music's Namasenda's delightful speciality.

PC Music

"single af" - Fousheé

If anything from Fousheé's slippery and soulful new tune sticks with you, it'll be the operatic way she breaks down the world "f*ck" on the hook.


"Sad Age" - Isla Den

Steely trap beats and shimmering synths make listening to pop duo Isla Den's new track feel like opening your third eye.

Ariana Molly

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