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song premiere: bebe rexha

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photo by Nikko Lamere / styled by Shaina Feldman

listen to her first single “i can’t stop drinking about you”!

If you've been listening to the radio or partying at night, you've probably heard Bebe Rexha's music without even knowing it. The 24-year-old singer/songwriter wrote Eminem and Rihanna's hit "The Monster" (a song she originally composed as a single for herself) and wrote and is featured on Cash Cash's "Take Me Home." But while you can totally jam out listening to her other projects, we can guarantee that it's her solo work that you'll love most. 

We've got the exclusive premiere of Rexha's debut single, "I Can't Stop Drinking About You," off her upcoming release with Warner Bros. Records. The song highlights the singer's crazy-good voice and has a beat that's so dance-worthy, you'll probably have a hard time staying seated while listening to it. Rexha wrote the song after a breakup went bad; "I fell deep for this guy who told me that he was in love with me, but that he couldn't be with me because he was still in love with his ex. I poured my heart out, and he still chose her. It killed me! So this one night, I went to the bar to try and get him off my mind. He wouldn't stop calling my phone and texting me to apologize. I finally answered my phone, and told him to leave me alone 'cause I was too busy drinking about him." (Isn't the best revenge writing a killer single?!)

Take a listen to the hit below from the songstress, and find out some more about Rexha in our Q&A!

If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be?
I'd love to collaborate with Coldplay. Their work is forward, inspiring, and magical.

What are your biggest musical influences?
A few of my musical influences are Coldplay, The Cranberries, Lauryn Hill, Ace Of Base, Queen, and Kanye West.

How do you want someone to react to your music?
When someone listens to my music, I just want them to feel that they are not alone in whatever they're going through. We're all in this thing called life together!

When you first heard the final cut of "The Monster" by Eminem and Rihanna, how did you feel?
The first time I heard the final cut of "The Monster" was on the radio. It felt very surreal.  It still kind of feels like a dream every time it plays on the radio. Someone pinch me please?

You've already had an amazing career--but if you had to guess where you'd be in five years it would be...
Honestly I'm trying to learn how to live in the now and take everything in as it comes my way. I think I'll be exactly where I'm suppose to be in five years; wherever destiny leads me. One thing is for sure, I'll always be performing, writing and dreaming colossal dreams.

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] www.youtube.com

"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) www.youtube.com

"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 www.youtube.com

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

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"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."