Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases Of The Week


CHVRCHES, Wet, + many more

Every weekend, we bring 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 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists including CHVRCHES, Wet, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Miracle" - CHVRCHES

Can CHVRCHES do area-sized pop? Bump this through your strongest speakers and you'll see they very much can. "Miracle" is going to slap so hard live with its soaring chorus and the desperation in Lauren Mayberry's "Ask me no questions/ I will tell you no lies" delivery. 

"High Five" - Sigrid

Sigrid's back with another refreshing pop anthem that'll remind you that summer is on its way. 

"Fetiche" - Arca

Here, watch Arca and Carlos Sáez crush flowers in Prada heels for 11-minutes as Arca's latest song, which blends hip-hop with industrial trappings, bumps in the background.

"Best Part" - Daniel Caesar & H.E.R.

Daniel Caesar and H.E.R.'s new visual feel like a warm blanket. Get wrapped up in it above. 

"enemies?" - nobigdyl.

Straight outta Nashville comes nobigdyl. He's got that uplifting flow, preaching doing good over fronting like you're all tough and relishing in your haters.

"Better Not (feat. Wafia)" - Louis The Child

Friends, we have another contender for Song Of The Summer with this one.

"Softens" - Wet

Wet's latest will guide you through those difficult times with ease. 

"Youngblood" - 5 Seconds of Summer

Okay. 5 Seconds of Summer's latest taste of their forthcoming third album of the same name is... great. Like, really, really great. 

"Uncomfortable" - Alexx Mack

Alexx Mack brings her message of empowerment to the front with "Uncomfortable," a sprawling pop song with lyrics that encourage the listener to be bold, be loud, and, more importantly, be themselves. Fuck the people who feel intimidated by your individuality. 

"First Time" - Inspired & the Sleep

L.A. indie-pop duo Inspired & the Sleep's latest boasts all the SoCal vibes necessary for dreamy afternoons that lead to effortlessly chill nights.

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