Rina Sawayama's "This Hell" & 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.

“Matilda” - Harry Styles

The most tender song on Harry Styles’ new record, “Matilda” contains the singer’s most generous songwriting, radiating warmth and wisdom. (YouTube)

Thurstan Redding
“This Hell” - Rina Sawayama

Cowboy pop has never sounded as pristine and addictive as Rina Sawayama’s track “This Hell,” wholesomely dedicated to her friends and community. (YouTube)

“For The Girls” - Hayley Kiyoko

Hayley Kiyoko’s slinky queer club anthem to girls is so fun, and goes down smoother than the night’s first shot of tequila. (YouTube)

G.O.O.D Music/Def Jam Recordings
“Body” - 070 Shake ft. Christine and the Queens

070 Shake and Christine and the Queens go head-to-head on this woozy and haunting track that pays its respects to the female form. (YouTube)

Santigold/Frank Ockenfels
“High Priestess” - Santigold

After years out of the spotlight, Santigold returns sounding as refreshed and timeless as ever on the funky, punky new song, “High Priestess.” (YouTube)

Loma Vista
“Bones” - Soccer Mommy

Soccer Mommy’s “Bones” is like the older sister of breakout track, “Cool.” No longer concerned with not being good enough to catch the boy, “Bones” centers on feeling insecure after a failed relationship. (YouTube)

Trackmasters Entertainment/RCA Records
“I’m Fine” - Fousheé

Fousheé continues to captivate with each new drop, this time embodying the “tranquil above water but anxious thrashing below” mental state on her new guitar song, “I’m Fine.” (YouTube)

“Selfish Soul” - Sudan Archives

Los Angeles singer and violinist Sudan Archives infuses a summery hair love anthem with electrifying interludes of violin. (YouTube)

“Hello Hello” - Charlotte Dos Santos

The slowly unfurling reggaeton beat on Brazilian-Norwegian singer Charlotte Dos Santos’ dreamy song, “Hello Hello,” is irresistible. (YouTube)

Saddest Factory
“Dandelions” - Charlie Hickey

Like the founder of his label, Saddest Factory signee Charlie Hickey has a knack for describing the anxieties and pains of growing up and into yourself with tender writerly specificity. (YouTube)

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