Every weekend, 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 selections from of our favorite emerging and established artists. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.
Rico Nasty has returned with her first single of 2020, and it does not disappoint. "Lightning," which she dropped on Tuesday, is a crackling and playful new cut, her writing as captivating as ever. "They say they don't like me/ Bank account look frightening/ Bank account look lightning," she brags on the hook. Put it in rotation for an instantaneous pick-me-up. That said, most of this week's selections fall on the optimistic side of things. Perfume Genius, gearing up for his fifth studio record expected in May, summoned plenty of western groove for his latest single "On The Floor," a song that will likely also get you on the floor.
Elsewhere, Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui unveiled her bilingual venture into reggaeton with "Lento," and Russian producer Kate NV dropped an effervescent new track that combines retro cool with modern curiosity. Keeping the collective gaze toward summer going, Bronx-raised artist Angie Rose shared "Infatuation," an energetic track for the coming hot days, and Tove Lo delivered a road trip-certified pop banger. Stream all of the above and more, below.
"Lightning" - Rico Nasty
The bolt of energy you needed.
"I'm Coming" - Tove Lo
Tove Lo breathes new life into Veronica Maggio's Swedish pop classic "Jag Kommer."
"On The Floor," - Perfume Genius
Jerky, twerky country groove from Perfume Genius.
"Lento" - Lauren Jauregui, Tainy
Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony steps out on her own for a sweaty reggaeton bop.
"Sayonara" - Kate NV
You get the sense that Moscow-based Kate NV approaches music the same as she would with play.
"Fair Chance" - Thundercat, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil B
Thundercat remembers Mac Miller on this meditative new track.
"Connect the Dots" - Moaning
Body-engulfing synth waves.
"Lamp Lady" - Sevdaliza
A haunting and mesmerizing world by Iranian-Dutch singer Sevdaliza.
"NO SUCH THING AS GOOD OR EVIL" - Deli Girls
Hardcore for this moment.
"Infatuation" (Remix) - Angie Rose
Rising Bronx artist Angie Rose summons the heat with this sizzling bop.