RM's "Yun" & 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.

“Yun (with Erykah Badu)” - RM

RM’s “Yun” lays out the costs that go into keeping an artist’s creative well full. Erykah Badu joins in for a few smoky choruses, which sound magical against the BTS rapper’s complex ruminations. (YouTube)

“Boy’s A Liar” - PinkPantheress

PinkPantheress keeps her hot streak with another 10/10 banger — this one about the woes of dating easily distracted boys. (YouTube)

“You Know What I Need” - PNAU, Troye Sivan

PNAU, the producer behind one of the biggest songs of 2022, delivers a bouncy banger with Troye Sivan. (YouTube)

“Creepin” - Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, 21 Savage

Mario and Enya are just two artists sampled on “Creepin,” Metro Boomin’s eclectically collaged track that The Weeknd shoots to the stratosphere. (YouTube)

“Torture Me” - 100 gecs (feat. Skrillex)

Finally: 100 gecs announced their next album — and released a surprise EP, which includes this wriggly EDM track with Skrillex. (YouTube)

“Words” - Stonefront Church, Phoebe Bridgers

In the wake of Mimi Parker’s death, L.A.’s Stonefront Church and Phoebe Bridgers have honored the late Low drummer by delivering a gorgeous acoustic cover of “Words.” (YouTube)

“Sunny D” - Chloe George

Chloe George’s “Sunny D” really does feel like a jolt of citrusy, sugar-filled adrenaline injected directly into your veins. (YouTube)

“Rotten Bun” - mui zyu

London’s Mui Zyu makes sweeping, cinematic songs that sound straight out of fantasy novels. “Rotten Bun”’s tumbling piano melody is especially stunning. (YouTube)

“Pretty Girl Era” - Lu Kala

Lu Kala’s certified bop hits all the right serotonin brain buttons — while also laying out a cheeky new acronym just in time for 2023. (YouTube)

“Discreet” - piglet

Piglet’s indie rock feels scrappy and bare at first — then explodes into shimmering nova of guitar. (Bandcamp)

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