Every weekend, we bring you#SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of 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 15 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Carlie Hanson, Sasami, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.
"Side Effects" - Carlie Hanson
A ballad for the (accidentally) hopelessly in love.
"idc" - ren
An appropriate song to add to your Instagram Story if you want to throw shade at your ex.
lil drmr bb - Sasami
Sasami successfully put us into the holiday spirit even before Thanksgiving has come and gone.
She Plays Bass/Don't You (Forget About Me) - Beabadoobee
This lush, stripped-back revisit to a vintage classic will be your new favorite cover.
"Don't Phone" - Tamera
Fall in love with this up-and-comer before she's the only artist your friends will talk about.
"Endless" - youbet
Big Thief likes this new artist, so you should probably give it a listen.
"What I Do..." - Taylor Janzen
This is giving me major early-Avril Lavigne vibes.
The Sun Will Come up, The Seasons Will Change & The Flowers Will Fall - Nina Nesbitt
Now, there's even more songs and *plenty* of emotional acoustics to dig into.
"Bad News Baby" - ALMA
My new personal anthem.
"Can't Explain It" - CHIKA ft. Charlie Wilson
You heard her on JoJo's latest single; let this new song be your signal to deep dive into CHIKA's catalogue.
OK Love You Bye - Olivia Dean
In need of way more songs from this newcomer ASAP.
Reflections - Hannah Diamond
The ideal album for the person who would love to hit the nearest rave, but is going to stay cocooned in cozy blankets instead.
"Chewing Cotton Wool" - The Japanese House
This song pairs well with staring longingly out the window as the snow falls down on an open field, I suspect.
BO Y - Deaton Chris Anthony
One of the coolest humans of the internet did not disappoint with their first foray into music.
"Talk" - KATIE
I didn't know I could like this song even more until KATIE covered it.