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Sevdaliza's "Woman Life Freedom" & 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.

Believe Music (on behalf of Twisted Elegance)
“Women Life Freedom” - Sevdaliza

Iranian-Dutch singer Sevdaliza joins the women-led revolution in Iran with her pulsing, urgent new anthem. “One day one day/ you will understand/ how to be a real man/ in the womb of a woman,” she seethes.


Interscope/604 Records
“The Loneliest Time” (ft. Rufus Wainwright) - Carly Rae Jepsen

Romantic, swoon-worthy, and blissed-out disco, “The Loneliest Time” is an instant CRJ classic. (YouTube)

“Anywhere But Home” - Seulgi

Taking a page from Estelle’s suave and slinky “American Boy” book, K-pop star Seulgi’s wistful “Anywhere But Home” hits all your serotonin buttons. (YouTube)

Tim Adorf
“Boundaries” - Jamila Woods

Against the rich, flamenco-style guitar licks, Jamila Woods’ beguiling voice sounds especially enrapturing on her latest, even as she’s laying out her boundaries. (YouTube)

“Tile By Tile” - Alvvays

Canadian dream-pop band Alvvays’ new album, Blue Rev, is already being heralded as their best, and its gently careening ballad “Tile By Tile” is the group at its most beautiful and devastating. “I shouldn’t have ever called it love.” (YouTube)

Sony Music U.S.
“Un Reel” - Ozuna

It turns out Ozuna, the king of summer jams, can also slam-dunk a steamy fall pop banger. (YouTube)

“Sleepwalking” - All Time Low

All Time Low may be 20 years into their career, but they still sound fresh on “Sleepwalking,” a new bop that gets a lot of its charm from a zippy synth line. (YouTube)

“Difficult” - Gracie Abrams

Songwriter Gracie Abrams has emerged as a truth-teller for the conditions plaguing her generation, and on her latest, her torch (and pen) has never shined brighter. (YouTube)

Rabid Records
“What They Call Us” - Fever Ray

On Fever Ray’s carnal and disquieting first song in five years, front woman Karin Dreijer expresses conflict about returning somewhere; we couldn’t disagree more. (YouTube)

“Bad” - Maya B (feat. Omeretta the Great)

“Good girls only go bad,” goes the sugary-sweet hook on Los Angeles singer Maya B’s new song. Consider it the new anti-cuffing season anthem for hot girls everywhere. (YouTube)

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