Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that's just hit the web, 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 The 1975, St. Vincent and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.
"Give Yourself A Try" - The 1975
They're baaaaack! After blessing us with 2016's I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, the band has returned with a punk-inspired visual and single to match. If this is the first taste of A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, we're ready for the full meal.
"Come Over" - The Internet
After The Internet's recent comeback with the release of "Roll," the first song in Hive Mind, we have been patiently awaiting the band's next single from the album. Well, it's here, and "Come Over" is the smooth track we were dreaming of.
3rd Ward Bounce - Big Freedia
Pride month just got even more joyous, thanks to this bouncy new EP from Big Freedia. We recommend you blast this joint on your best speakers with a drink in hand and zero fucks to give.
"Lost My Mind" - Lily Allen
Lily Allen just gave us a teaser of her upcoming album, No Shame, and it is super-relatable. If you're feeling "stuck in a rut" or like you've lost your mind, this song will bring you back to Earth.
"Run Me Through (King Princess Remix)" - Perfume Genius
Feeling the weight of your emotional baggage? This King Princess remix of Perfume Genius' "Run Me Through" is a beautiful piece of art that normalizes all our emotions.
"Fast Slow Disco" - St. Vincent
St. Vincent's chill new pop anthem is aptly titled. Get ready to drop the disco ball and dance your hearts away with this one, kids.
"two nights (feat. Aminé) / sex money feelings die" - Lykke Li
The two latest introspective songs from Lykke Li are bound to set the mood for summer nights. The slow-winding versus in "two nights" leading up to Aminé's swift bars are right on track with the brooding and romantic tunes we know and love from Lykke Li.
Both - Okay Kaya
Okay Kaya's stunning debut, Both, is a collection of deeply personal, somber tunes about experiences that she's faced over the past three years, including identity, sex, love, and sadness. Be sure to get into this in the confines of your bedroom this weekend.
"Humility" - Gorillaz
If the Gorillaz are aiming to get Song of the Summer™ status with "Humility," they've got our vote.
Apart - Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson and Pete Yorn are back together since releasing their joint album, Break Up, in 2009. Unlike The Avengers, these five alt-pop indie songs will unravel all of your hazy and confusing emotions.