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.
Kehlani and Justin Bieber’s circling thoughts about someone are keeping them awake on “Up At Night,” and we’re in the same predicament — but with the hypnotic groove of the song. (YouTube)
There’s an intoxicating, romantic restlessness on TikTok sensation Beach Bunny’s latest song: “I took the train to great escape of New York/ Subway system, I carve the car seat with both our names.” (YouTube)
Pabllo Vittar and Rina Sawayama have discovered the secret to limitless confidence: soaring, bombastic music for voguing in the mirror and on the dance floor. (YouTube)
Nigeria’s CKay actually released the heat-soaked “Emiliana” in December, but now, with the release of its lush music video, the Afrobeats gem is fully ready to take over your summer playlist. (YouTube)
After a few listens, I still don’t know what Caroline Polachek is singing, but her lofty falsetto sounds absolutely bonkers over Flume’s very cerebral and unstable production. (YouTube)
Superorganism, London’s most eclectic band, invites Stephen Malkmus and rapper Dylan Cartlidge into their wacky, prismatic pop-filled fold. (YouTube)
FLO — made up of members Renée, Stella, and Jorja — is a girl group that feels dropped from the ‘00s, but with musical precision, style, and flair from right now. (YouTube)