Soundcheck: The 11 Best Music Releases Of The Week
Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECKyour destination for the best of the best new music thats just hit the web, because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This weeks round features 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists including SOPHIE, Alice Glass and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.
New bangers new bangers
Presenting this weeks best new tracks and when to drop them. Scroll down for the Spotify playlist.
Travis Scott Stargazing
Best for going out of your god-damned mind
The mysterious, controversial campaign around the US rappers new album ASTROWORLD has been equal parts exhausting and exhilarating. Stargazing, the opening song to it, makes it all worth it. Autotuned vocals populate the songs slower first half, but it launches into action via Scotts addictive personality in the latter section.
Nadia Rose WUT2
Best for standing your ground
One of Britains most electrifying rappers returns with this, her first song of 2018 and perhaps her boldest yet. Built on a tormenting guitar riff, the Croydon star stands her ground against the snakes and backstabbers as she flits between furious flows and hypnotising singing.
Jade Bird Uh Huh
Best for thinking global
Following the success of Lottery, the debate around Jade Bird cracking American became an issue of when, not if. Uh Huh, a thundering country-jam with a blistering pop chorus ought appeal to the nations persuasion. The rest of the world will follow suit.
Robyn Missing U
Best for returning with the goods
A return from the influential Swedish pop star and the internets darling has been pined for by fans and critics alike since her last release Body Talk in 2010, and for the most part, its worth the wait. A pulsating beat gets things off to a bold start, before a tale of a love thats come and gone tears your heart to pieces. Nothings changed then.
Flohio 10 More Rounds
Best for pushing things forward
Flohios 2018 has been monumental. The steps that were made in her game from debut single Bands to Watchout seemed unheard of but the London rapper has surpassed it with this, a bruising anthem where she begins to envisage the world she will no doubt conquer: Dont you pour dirt on my dreams/Right now Im just trying to win, and live.
Mura Masa and NAOs working relationship has been fruitful to say the least. NAO jumped on Muras Firefies from his debut album last year and it proved to be one a serious triumph. The producer returned the favour by reworking In The Morning from her debut album in glorious fashion. Here, the pair turn in their best work by sharing the workload as tropical beats crafted by the producer are lifted by another versatile vocal performance from Nao. A perfect mix, then.
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