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.
Late capitalism may have the holiday season beginning earlier every year, but we’ll pause our complaining if that means we get a new Mariah Carey Christmas bop to put on repeat.
Summer Walker and Ari Lennox swap smokey verses about leaving ungrateful men on this undulating jazzy tune that may be one of the strongest R&B collaborations of 2021.
A bouncy and breezy pop storm by the genre’s preeminent sonic chameleons; it hits like a jolt of caffeine injected directly into the veins.
Omar Apollo is at his most soulful on this softly glowing alt-R&B tune that feels like a curious branch off Frank Ocean’s sonic palette. Kali Uchis joins him on a magical-sounding second verse.