JoJo's "Worst (I Assume)" is one of NYLON's best new music releases the week of August 23, 2021.
Doug Krantz


Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of August 23, 2021


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.

“California” - Lorde

A standout on Lorde’s Solar Power, “California” is the star’s rejection of celebrity life and fame, which she carries out on the breeziest, west coast-sounding beat imaginable.

Universal Music