A photo of the band Bachelor, made up of Jay Som's Melina Duterte and Palehound.
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Soundcheck: The 11 Best Music Releases The Week Of March 29, 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.

“You All Over Me” (ft. Maren Morris) - Taylor Swift

What a joy it is to hear Taylor Swift’s simple, unhurried country soul again with this newly released Fearless single.

Taylor Swift

“Ride Or Die” - Boys Noize & Kelsey Lu ft. Chilly Gonzales

The dance break on “Ride Or Die,” Boys Noize and Kelsey Lu’s delirious techno fantasy, is just as euphoric as you’d hope it would be.

Boys Noize

“september 13th” - Yaya Bey

Yaya Bey sings over a simple, looping beat that she makes hypnotic by overlapping her sweet vocals.

Big Dada

“Stay In The Car” - Bachelor

A frizzed-out indie-rock love letter to the cool girl with the Chevy who drives her boyfriend around.


“Sailor’s Superstition” - serpentwithfeet

This rhythmic cut from serpentwithfeet’s new album is a careful prayer for a smooth-sailing relationship: “Don’t whistle on the ship/ We don’t wanna rouse the wind.”

“bad ones” - Tate McRae

Tate McRae’s new EP has arrived, and we can’t stop spinning this brooding trap-pop tune about getting stuck in a toxic relationship cycle.


“Home At Last” - Natalie Bergman

Find sanctuary in the soft and swaying rhythms of Natalie Bergman’s lightly psychedelic hymns.

“HEAVEN” - 454

Auto-Tune and fluorescent video game-like beats make the pretty and exuberant rap by Floridian 454 unforgettable.


“Sleep Walking” - Chiiild

It’s worth experiencing Chiiild’s mesmerizing and mellow electro-soul alongside its trippy, gorgeous video.

Avant Garden Records

“Cheers To Us” - Haywood ft. Loote

Channel the imminent warm days ahead with this breezy acoustic tune from Haywood.

Palm Trees Records

“It's Not My Fault” - Princess Nokia

The opening lines to Princess Nokia’s icy new song sets the tone for her confidence-raising new track: “Yes I’m Gods favorite flavor, I’m blessed and highly favored.”


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