This Is The Sexual Tension Anthem We’ve Been Waiting For

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“You’ve Got Me” by Alex Napping

Alex Napping is an Austin, Texas-based quartet that will wend its way into the depths of your heart as it narrates personal tales about romance, self-discovery, and youth set to a groovy beat. Established in 2013, the band's sound is stronger than ever, something that can clearly be heard on its latest offering of moody material. Today, we're premiering "You've Got Me," a track off of their forthcoming album, Mise En Place.

The record deals with the uncertainties of adulthood and the complex process of redefining personal success. And, as you can hear in this tune, everything revolves around the sound of those hot and dangerous guitars. Lead singer and guitarist, Alex Cohen, told us that this single specifically touches on one of our favorite topics: sexual tension. 

"'You’ve Got Me' is a personal account of the frenzied and overwhelming nature of sexual tension, especially during a convoluted beginning or an extended time apart," she says. "We wanted the music to convey the same sense of desperation and obsession that exists in the lyrics, and tried to create something that captures both the distracting and mind-consuming aspects of intense attraction and things that also make it pleasurable and desirable in the first place."

Mise En Place is out on May 5 via Father/Daughter Records. Stream the single in full, below. 

Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much 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 round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video)

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.


"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."