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J-Hope's "More" & 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.

“Hot Shit” (feat. Lil Durk, Kanye West) - Cardi B

Cardi B, Lil Durk, and Kanye brag about the finer things in their life over a clean Tay Keith beat, but it’s her cheeky bars that steal the show, as always: “All this jewelry at the grocery store, I'm obnoxious.” (YouTube)

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“Hot In It” - Charli XCX, Tiësto

Charli XCX called this song “the most hot song i’ve ever made,” and after that groovy beat drop we whole-heartedly agree. (YouTube)

“MORE” - j-hope

j-hope thunderously fuses classic hip-hop and arena rock on “More,” a shocking and theatrical new vision from the BTS emcee. (YouTube)

“Jungle” - Fred again...

One of the hottest DJs of the moment, Fred again... casts a sweaty, furious spell with “Jungle,” a song you can’t say no to even if you tried. (YouTube)

“Comfortable” (feat. Fana Hues) - They.

There’s a cult following behind THEY.’s smooth and sepia-toned shade of R&B and you’ll know why after giving their luscious new song, “Comfortable,” a spin. (YouTube)

“Blue Dream Baby” (feat. Kacey Musgraves) - Fancy Hagood

Kacey Musgraves joins rising country voice Fancy Hagood for “Blue Dream Baby,” a perfectly wistful pop song that feels like it could’ve featured on an alternate version of Golden Hour. (YouTube)

“Evening (feat. Wolf Weston)” - Moor Mother

“I just wanna live another day/ so I can create another day,” so goes “Evening,” an emotional standout from Moor Mother’s latest stunning and cerebral spoken-word jazz album. (YouTube)

“Motorbike” - Momma

Brooklyn indie rock duo Momma dream of zooming out of the city on a motorbike and make it sound like the loveliest image on “Motorbike.” (YouTube)

“Decisions” - Young Devyn

Young Devyn is vying to be the next face of Brooklyn’s drill scene and with the slick, premonitory bars on “Decisions,” it seems inevitable. (YouTube)

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“Nobody Really Cares” - Baby Queen

Baby Queen is the South African musician opening for Olivia Rodrigo and capturing Gen Z psyches with frank, down-to-Earth bops. (YouTube)

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