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 Jazmine Sullivan, Yung Baby Tate, Yemi Alade, KITTEN, NCT, and more.
No Spanish knowledge is necessary to fall into Kali Uchis' plush and retro-sounding daydream, "telepatía."
This is that sing-it-with-your-chest, I'm-over-you breakup anthem that you didn't know you needed.
Sampling the iconic opening bars of Bruno Mars' "Finesse," K-Pop supergroup NCT pay homage to an influential era of hip-hop on this creative track.
Los Angeles-based trio KITTEN just wants "to play sweet rock 'n' roll" — and we just want to listen to it!
Chameleonic artist Yung Baby Tate interpolates Danity Kane's "Show Stopper" for this revved-up and futuristic bop.
Smoothboi Ezra struggles with their sense of self on this soft, bedroom-pop tune that'll make you feel less alone.
This effervescent and odd pop tune by Brisbane-born musician SYCCO is about watching an ex morph into a stranger: "Please leave me, please leave me you’re ill," she sings.
Nothing sounds quite like Fana Hues' rich and urgent storytelling, which she overlays with mystical beats and smokescreens.
16-year-old KALI whips up a super catchy indie-rock tune with a guitar riff that will embed itself in your brain folds.