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Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of January 24, 2021

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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.

Rich Immigrants/Interscope Records

“Lick” - Shenseea, Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion and Jamaica’s dancehall princess, Shenseea, join forces for this extremely raunchy and delightful winter twerk anthem. (YouTube)

Warner Music UK

“Head On Fire” - Griff, Sigrid

A powerful pop collaboration from two of the genre’s most promising acts that reminds of the full-throttle energy you’d find on songs by Haim. (YouTube)

Atlantic Records/Arthouse Records

“ur just horny” - GAYLE

Nashville singer Gayle continues her explosive climb on the charts with a grungy new ode that showcases her irreverent and relatable songwriting. (YouTube)

“Keeping The Light On” - Joy Oladokun

Electronic flourishes and folksy guitar make Joy Oladokun’s newest single bloom as she sings about the chore of staying positive during dark times. (YouTube)

Polydor/Darkroom/Interscope

“London Is Lonely” - Holly Humberstone

Holly Humberstone’s delicate parsing of loneliness on her new piano-led ballad is cathartic and sparklingly cinematic. (YouTube)

Merge Records

“All That You Want” - Ibibio Sound Machine

The soul and funk is dialed up to 100 on U.K. band Ibibio Sound Machine’s irresistibly dance-y track “All That You Want.” (YouTube)

Twisted Elegance

“High Alone” - Sevdaliza

Avant-pop singer Sevdaliza murmurs about wanting to stay with someone and sounds angelically menacing on her latest release, “High Alone.” (YouTube)

Atlantic Records UK

“Lights Out” - Fred Again..., Romy, HAAi

The xx’s Romy joins U.K. dance magician Fred Again and DJ HAAi for this liberating club banger that brings nothing but euphoria. (YouTube)

BALOON MACHINE

“Uppercut” - Lou Roy

Come for its puppy-filled video, stay for the bursting, mood-brightening hook on Lou Roy’s radiant new song “Uppercut.” (YouTube)

Epitaph Records

“Hampton” - Indii G.

Rising rapper Indii G. weaves his melodic verses in between clarifying orchestral moments to stunning effect on his new song “Hampton.” (YouTube)