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.
The prettiest song on Björk’s new album, Fossora, comes courtesy of a very whimsical flute section and the siren backing vocals of Norwegian singer, Emilie Nicolas. (YouTube)
Meet Me @ The Altar’s spirited pop-punk this time tackles a relevant topic to all of us: the plague of reply guys and online trolls. (YouTube)
Madison McFerrin’s suave neo-soul also carries with it a hint of darkness: “So am I runnin’ in your mind/ Or am I runnin’ out of time?” (YouTube)
This arresting track from Precious Pepala broaches rape culture and victim blaming through searing storytelling: “The street lights are calling her name, she’s drawn like a moth to a flame/ But she’s never safe.” (YouTube)