Meredith Jenks


Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of May 9, 2022


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.

“Western Wind” - Carly Rae Jepson

Carly Rae Jepson’s new song is a California dream, and a delightful folksy turn for the singer-songwriter. (YouTube)

“Vegas” - Doja Cat

At this point, Doja Cat can do no wrong. Her latest, “Vegas,” for the forthcoming Elvis movie, is delightfully cocky, brilliantly sampling Big Mama Thornton’s “Hounddog” (YouTube)

Bighit Music
“Good Boy Gone Bad” - Tomorrow x Together

Tomorrow x Together have gone to the dark side and their jagged pop sound has gotten a suave, vampiric makeover. (YouTube)

Adrienne Raquel
“How (feat. Roddy Ricch)” - Ella Mai

Roddy Ricch and Ella Mai sound effortless together on the most stereo-bumping track off the singer’s new album. (YouTube)

Michael Schmelling
“Mistakes” - Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten sings about making mistakes while still being generous to herself on this grinding, thumping standout from her new record, We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong. (YouTube)

“Thank Me Later” - Sigrid

If only every breakup could feel as euphoric and effortless as Sigrid makes it seem on “Thank Me Later,” a hooky pop track with an addicting melody that feels all-too familiar. (YouTube)

“Telly Bag” - Bayli

Grab your Telfar bag and run Bayli’s chic and pulse-racing pop track “Telly Bag” back. (YouTube)

Imogene Barron
“Baby We’re Ascending” - HAAi & Jon Hopkins

Put on HAAi and Jon Hopkins’ “Baby We’re Ascending,” reach the astral plane, rinse and repeat. (YouTube)

“Ribs” - Tirzah

Left-field pop artist Tirzah crafts a tender ode to her child solely through guitar strums and her own reverb-drenched vocals. (YouTube)

“Heart Swell” - S. G. Goodman

Singer-songwriter S. G. Goodman’s warbling voice beautifully fits the languid Americana on full display on her latest, “Heart Swell.” (YouTube)

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