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 15 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Let’s Eat Grandma, Rejjie Snow, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.
“HOT PINK” - Let’s Eat Grandma
How Let’s Eat Granda linked up with SOPHIE is a mystery beyond our wildest dreams, but goddamn is their collaboration good. SOPHIE’s sinister production makes the brattiness of Let’s Eat Grandma a thing to aspire to.
“Bedroom Calling (feat. The-Dream) - Chromeo
Warning! Big bop incoming! And it features the premiere songwriter The-Dream. How can you not feel good listening to this?
“Faded (feat. Lil Aaron)” - Kim Petras
Kim Petras is pop’s next big thing. She’s serving-up fashion, looks, and bops here. Can we wrap ourselves in plastic, too?
“Rainbows” - Rejjie Snow
Rejjie’s new track off his forthcoming record, Dear Annie, manages to be both glitchy and mellow. And we’re digging the vibe.
“Wild Poppies” - Kat Cunning
“Wild Poppies” is Cunning’s most haunting single to date. Its corresponding visual is laced with The Wizard of Oz imagery that’s grounded in a darker reality. Those aspects, along with that enchanting choreographed number, solidifies Cunning as a dynamic and exciting new queer voice in the music industry. Prepare to be mesmerized.
“Problems (feat. Lido)” - Petit Biscuit
French DJ Petit Biscuit recalls young love scored by an understated but electric beat. This single is made even better by the visual of adorable dancing children (and cats!) falling in love.
“New Jersey Makes, The World Takes” - Senses Fail
At the heart of this song of addiction is a call to uplift and support those around us, and persevere. Anthemic and completely cathartic, Senses Fail’s latest is a sobering preview of what’s to come on If There Is Light (released February 16).
“The Tide” - Pale Waves
Pale Waves’ ALL THE THINGS I NEVER SAID EP is set to release later this month, so eat up all the goodness of “The Tide” now before sinking your teeth into the rest of their impossibly cool brand of pop rock.
“Picturesong” - Girlpool
Girlpool and Blood Orange? Not bad! Not bad at all.
“Notice Me” - Mija
Mija’s debut album is finally coming and with it, her singing voice. Press play and catch this serotonin vibe.
“Seventeen” - Welles
What is it about being 17 that captivates so many artists? Could it be that weird in-between feeling of being a teen on the brink of adulthood? Like, you’re discovering the world—the real world—for the first time? Either way, Welles’ take on the age is a hard-edged rock song with a bite of nostalgia.
“Coldplay (feat. Vic Mensa)” - Mr. Hudson
Mr. Hudson and Vic Mensa have finally dropped the video for their somber, slow-burning single, and the wait was worth it. Get ready to brood!
“Time In A Bottle” - Lykke Li
Lykke Li’s first solo release in a year comes in the form of a downtempo cover of Jim Croce’s 1972 hit. This tune will certainly keep you warm through the chilly weekend.
“Dead Man Walking” - John Errol
From writing, producing to mixing and mastering, John Errol put his entire being into this song. It’s a transcendent cocktail of broody country with Nine Inch Nails grit. The world is on fire and this song captures it.
“I’d Like That” - Tyne
Tyne employs Imogen Heap-like harmonies here to perfect, comforting effect. Love is a tricky dance, but one worth dancing if only to experience the sense of peace Tyne’s singing about here.