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 roundup features some of our favorite emerging and established artists, including Kesha, Troye Sivan, Gabby's World, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.
"Body Talks" - The Struts ft. Kesha
Kesha described it best, TBH. "It's a song made for my favorite activity: boogieing."
"Rear View" - Gabby's World
Formerly Eskimeaux (and for a hot sec, Ó), Gabrielle Smith is back and better than ever. The lead single off of her forthcoming album, Beast on Beast, combines her forever-haunting vocals with a poppier rock sound; an exciting taste of things yet to come.
Bloom - Troye Sivan
It feels like we've been waiting for this forever. Let's finish off 20GAYTEEN strong!
"Messages From Her" - Sabrina Claudio
The dramatic visuals just make this already gorgeous, somber track even better. Sit back, let the waves roll in, and take time just to think.
"Bored" - Dev09
The first release from this singer in three years, and it's a banger. Dev09 explained, "A lot of people hear the song and think it’s emasculating, that it’s refreshing to see a role reversal with the woman in power... they say this as a compliment. I think that’s totally backwards. To me, it sounds like a sad, vulnerable, insecure girl using a sad, vulnerable, insecure guy. Nobody wins. It’s a lit song though."
"Say The Word" - Emily Vaughn ft. lostboycrow
Whether you're on the verge of locking down your boo or enjoying the last flicker of a whirlwind summer romance, this upbeat love song hits all the right notes.
"Remind Me" - QUIÑ
QUIÑ lounging around in bejeweled pastel lingerie on silk sheets (with a voice as warm and inviting as the sun-soaked bedroom that serves as the set for her video) is absolute goals.
"Borrowed Time" - Michl
Definitely keep Michl on your radar. "Borrowed Time" is a psych-R&B track that contemplates fate and destiny, but for sure won't have you spiraling into a quarter-life crisis by the time the groovy beat stops.
"Narcissist" - No Rome ft. The 1975
Not the collab we knew we needed, but the one we deserve! This sultry pop track is straight off of the Matty Healy-produced EP Rip Indo Hisashi, the latest from No Rome.
"Hotel Delmano" - MUNYA
If you're not already spending your weekends dancing away in your bedroom, glass of rosé in hand, with French pop blasting through the speakers, then what are you doing? This Montreal-based singer dreamed this song up, literally, when she met a blue-skinned woman at the titular Brooklyn bar after her head had already hit the pillow.