Soundcheck: The 24 Best Music Releases Of The Week

    Selena Gomez, Grizzly Bear, Vince Staples + more

    by · May 20, 2017

    Every weekend, we’re bringing you #SOUNDCHECK—your new 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 23 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Selena Gomez, Vince Staples, Terror Jr, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

    "Bad Liar"— Selena Gomez

    Fight it all you want, but this is one of Selena's best songs to date. Missing someone never felt so good.

    "Mourning Sound"— Grizzly Bear

    Grizzly Bear gives us their second single following "Three Rings," both off their forthcoming record, Painted Ruins. With a steady bass line and drum pattern that will have you tapping your foot, the band underscores their presence back in the music world.

    "Big Fish"— Vince Staples

    The California rapper makes a big splash with his latest drop.

    "Death Wish"— Terror Jr

    Pass the grapes, this is another juicy jam.

    "People Like Me"— Liana Bank$ feat. Ayo Jay

    This Boi-1da-produced dancehall banger will surely be on all of your fire summer playlists.

    "Lick"— Cardi B feat. Offset

    What can't Cardi B do? She single-handedly pulls off a grand larceny heist, serves us serious '20s flapper girl vibes, and does it all while spitting straight heat over a fire beat.

    "Crying in the Club"— Camila Cabello

    Camila Cabello has finally released her first solo single since her departure from Fifth Harmony, and the wait has been worth it. Become mesmerized by her moves, above.

    "May I Have This Dance"— Francis and the Lights feat. Chance the Rapper

    Lil' Chano and Francis and the Lights show off their killer dance moves that could put any boy band to shame.

    T-Wayne— T-Pain & Lil Wayne

    After teasing the release of some unreleased tracks from 2009 on Twitter, T-Pain finally released his joint mixtape with Lil Wayne. Oldies never sounded so good.

    "Hug of Thunder"— Broken Social Scene feat. Feist

    Feist's silky voice on this new Broken Social Scene record has us itching to watch clouds go by all day long.

    "All Around the World"— Mura Masa feat. Desiigner

    The current trend of flutes in rap music lives on in this new Mura Masa track. If you were looking for a banger to play on the aux, this Desiigner-assisted joint has you covered.

    "I Still Wanna Know"— RAC feat. Rivers Cuomo

    Weezer's Rivers Cuomo joins RAC on this sunny track. We can't stop tapping our feet, either.

    "Mic Jack"— Big Boi feat. Adam Levine

    Adam Levine plays the world's most incompetent clerk as he searches for Big Boi's mink in this groovy new track.

    "Saw You in a Dream"— The Japanese House

    The Japanese House brightens up her world with this sweet ode to loss. Talk about finding the silver lining.

    "One More Time, Please"— Jay Som

    Jay Som's new ethereal tune provides us with the necessary tools to completely unwind.

    "Handful of Gold"— Cazzette feat. JONES

    Voice goals. Highlight goals. What more could you want?

    "Like a Woman"— Kacy Hill

    The G.O.O.D. Music singer-songwriter explores and magnifies the depths of intimacy in her latest video.

    "X Men"— Lil Yachty feat. Evander Griiim

    Welcome to Professor Xavier's school for gifted young rappers. Lil Yachty's "X Men" is a worthy contender for the trap banger of the summer.

    "The Only Heirs"— Local Natives

    Avoid the impending heat stroke and stay inside with the AC on blast while this breath of fresh air streams through your speakers.

    "Red Mercedes (Remix)"— Aminé feat. Missy Elliott & AJ Tracey

    We didn't know we needed a "Red Mercedes" remix in our lives until Missy and AJ Tracy jumped on the track. Straight fire.

    "Chasing Highs"— ALMA

    Our favorite neon-haired songstress returns with a colorful new video for her snappy single, "Chasing Highs." Join ALMA through an unforgettable night on the Vegas strip, above.

    Green Twins— Nick Hakim

    Was this worth the long wait? After all these years, we are relieved that we can say yes.

    The Moon & You— Rejjie Snow

    Skip straight to "Fashion Week" and "Get It." Thank us later.

    Rocket - (Sandy) Alex G

    Our favorite lo-fi singer returns with another record guaranteed to make you sway with every guitar strum.

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