Brandon Bowen


Demi Lovato's "29" & 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.

Island Records
“29” - Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato skewers age gaps in dating on this spiky and moving rock track that’s already sparked extensive discussion among women online. (YouTube)

YG Entertainment
“Pink Venom” - Blackpink

Blackpink masters maximalism on “Pink Venom,” which includes a Rihanna interpolation, ‘90s hip hop break, and a marching band-esque outro. (YouTube)

“Lobby” - Anitta & Missy Elliott

Anitta & Missy Elliott lean deep into the euphemisms on “Lobby,” a sparkling disco-lite track about kissing “from the roof to the lobby” — iykyk. (YouTube)

“Weird Goodbyes” - The National (feat. Bon Iver)

The National & Bon Iver continue their immaculate streak with their latest collaboration, a glitchy, pulsing track adorned with poetic songwriting. (YouTube)

Secretly Canadian
“I’m Pressed” - serpentwithfeet

Serpentwithfeet is the danciest he’s ever sounded on “I’m Pressed,” a distinct but welcome turn from his watery, soulful blues. (YouTube)

“They Quiet The Room” - Skullcrusher

Skullcrusher’s Helen Ballentine is a master of delicate folk that whips up a storm of emotions. Her latest, “They Quiet The Room,” with its guitar and layered vocals, is no different. (YouTube)

“Cyclops” - Amindi

We’ll be reciting Amindi’s great lyric: “Eye been on the prize like Ima f*ckin cyclops” for the rest of the year. (YouTube)

“Runaway Blue” - Chloe George

Lorem peeps: singer-songwriter Chloe George’s grungy, wind-in-your-hair pop needs to be on your radar. (YouTube)

AntiFragile Music
“Sweet Connection” - Elizabeth

Rising Aussie Elizabeth has a voice that hints of Robyn and Lana Del Rey — but her streaky, cinematic pop is uniquely hers. (YouTube)

“You’re Not Alone” - Allison Russell (feat. Brandi Carlile)

Beautiful and cleansing Americana (in English and French) from Grammy-nominated singer Allison Rusell and Brandi Carlile. (YouTube)

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