Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of November 29, 2021


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.

“Another day in America” - Kali Uchis, Ozuna

Kali Uchis and Ozuna give this notable West Side Story track a very laid-back and modern update for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming reboot.

“Mess With Your Head” - Circe

Circe’s bright vocals are heightened by the strobing and shimmering dance beat of “Mess With Your Head” making the song all the more compelling.

“innocent” - Giggs

A militant tight 3-minutes from one of British rap’s finest, Giggs.

No BS Music LTD

“IDC” - daine

Daine’s metallic emo pop is what you’d imagine angsty teens listening to in 2040 but thank god we get to experience it now.

“Billy” - Horsegirl

Horsegirl’s “Billy” is a masterclass in the delicate art of building and layering sound; the spiky guitar song hypnotically expands over the course of its 3.5 minutes.


“Destroy Myself Just For You” - Montell Fish

New York musician Montell Fish uses just guitar and his own echoey, bluesy vocals to flesh out a remarkable, glowing world on “Destroy Myself Just For You.”

Lord's Child

“The Great Hope Design” - Sevdaliza

Sevdaliza’s latest release is more hypnotic chant and mantra than song, but the brooding track still delivers a full-bodied astral experience.

Twisted Elegance

“Talk Quiet” - Ama Lou

Ama Lou’s “Talk Quiet” may be built around a drill beat but her singing — rich and elastic — transforms the song into what could be a lost, Y2K-era Destiny’s Child cut.


“Out Of Clock” - Fifi Rong

Beijing-born artist Fifi Rong now resides in London where she’s making some of the most seductive and entrancing pop music, akin to the likes of FKA twigs, Sevdaliza, and more. On her latest, her voice drifts in like fog in a forest as she sings about running out of time.

“Licorice Pizza” - Johnny Greenwood

Alana Haim makes her acting debut in Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film Licorice Pizza, out now. Here, listen to the indie film’s enchanting orchestral score by Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood.

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