Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases Of The Week

Photo by Sasha Samsonova

Ciara, Ari Lennox, and so many more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your 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 Ciara, Aly & AJ, Ari Lennox, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

Beauty Marks - Ciara
Please don't leave us for four whole years ever again, queen.

Sanctuary - Aly & AJ
Every day I'm thankful for these two.

Shea Butter Baby - Ari Lennox
Required listening.

"Evil Spider" - Bene
Pretty sure I just found my new favorite thing.

"One Big Party" - Gia Woods
It's always a party when Gia Woods is playing.

"Retrograde" - Dinah Jane
Proof that Dinah Jane has serious range.

THICK - "Your Mom" (Lyric Video)

"Your Mom" - THICK
Relatable AF.

"Young Enough" - Charly Bliss
Can't wait for Charly Bliss to take over my life from this point forward.

Barbados - Lizzy Farrall
Your weekly dose of punk energy.

"So Good" - Leah Kate
The title says it all.

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