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Red Velvet's "On A Ride" & 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.

“On A Ride” - Red Velvet

Perky and bright with shades of ominous tricks, “On A Ride” is another resounding win for K-pop darlings Red Velvet. (YouTube)

“This Is What I Mean” - Stormzy

Stormzy’s suave, idiosyncratic flow is pushed to the next level on his third record’s title track, which includes vocal stylings from Amaarae, Ms Banks, and Black Sherif. (YouTube)

“Frío” - Nicki Nicole

Argentine breakout star Nicki Nicole is playing with your expectations of reggaeton, which gets sped up and cleverly decelerated on “Frío.” (YouTube)

“Famous Last Words (an ode to eaters)” - Ethel Cain

Ethel Cain watched Bones & All and released this lovely, haunting ode to the film’s eaters: “this one's for lee and maren <3.” (Soundcloud)

“Hidin” - Chlöe

Chlöe’s masterful vocals shine over the clean R&B beat on her latest. (Soundcloud)

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“Help” - Rozi Plain

Rozi Plain’s luscious “Help” is stuffed full with delightful sonic flourishes: saxophone that sounds like strings, harp-like plucking, and soft grinds of electronics. (YouTube)

“The Hands” - serpentwithfeet

“Look at the hands that fed me today/ Bless the hands that wiped the tears from my face,” reveres serpentwithfeet on the moving “The Hands.” (YouTube)

“One Way” - MIKE, Wiki, The Alchemist

Rappers MIKE and Wiki’s writerly flows gleam over The Alchemist’s sumptuous production on “One Way,” a song as part of a new campaign from Tommy Hilfiger and Patta. (YouTube)

“sad part” - mimi bay

Mimi Bay — a singer-songwriter whose buttery pop vocals have earned her a solid following on YouTube — shares a fluttery love song with a quirky machinist hook that hits all your soft spots. (YouTube)

“Sombre by the Weekend” - cruush

Behold this fuzzed-out wall of classic, cathartic shoegaze from cruush, an endearing young band from Austin, Texas. (YouTube)

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