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 the gorgeous “Ditto,” NewJeans blend lite-Bmore club with puppy love lyrics to spectacular effect — and alongside an affecting video about the pitfalls of parasocial idol relationships, the breakout K-pop rookies continue to upend expectations. (YouTube)
The funky but sophisticated lounge-y production on Little Simz’ “Silhouette” sleekly compliments the U.K. rapper’s deep contemplations on resilience and faith. (YouTube)
Snow Patrols’ 2006 hit “Chasing Cars” left lasting impressions on many including dance duo Sofi Tukker, who pay homage to the track by recasting it as a lovely drum ‘n’ bass duet. (YouTube)
Yung Lean tackles wedding music on “Blue Light,” his latest single under side project jonatan leandoer96 that’s elegant yet clunky, and kinda beautiful because of it. (YouTube)
Los Angeles band Junior Varsity usually pairs its diaristic woes with more rancorous production, but it’s switched things up with a quiet Elliott Smith-style ode to homestate Florida. (YouTube)