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Soundcheck: The 15 Best Music Releases Of The Week

Carlie Hanson, Sasami, and more

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.