Rina Sawayama, Dora Jar and Lolo Zouaï are our songs of the week

welcome to sound station, where we highlight the best new tracks released this week. Kick off the weekend with songs from Rina Sawayama, Dora Jar and more.

Rina Sawayama soars on “Hurricanes”

Rina Sawayama takes us back to 2002 with his new album hold the girl, best described as the soundtrack to every teen movie about coming of age. Exuberant tracks like “Hurricanes” feel like you’re heading off into the sunset together as the credits roll (although “Phantom” is that defining moment of discovery for our lead protagonist). Add this to your main character playlist ASAP. Yasmine Summan

Dora Jar welcomes you to her strange world with “Bump”

With “Bump”, Jar of Dora evokes strangeness, hallucinogenic auras and the feeling of falling upwards (not so surprising for someone who compares musicality to sorcery). One listen and it’s like you’re stuck between lucidity and a mushrooming descent – and that’s the beauty of it. fans of FKA twigs, Rina Sawayama and Billie Eilish will find much to love in Jar’s music. —Neville Hardman

Lolo Zouaï will give you a kiss if you connect to http://www.pl4yg1rl.com

Lolo Zouai creates powerful pop music that is both devilish and upbeat. Now with his new album, PLAYER (released October 14), she promises everything from internet seduction to Y2K bangers. With “pl4yg1rl”, jet-setter pop draws listeners into its digital world with uninhibited hedonism, killer harmonies and a captivating concept: playgirls box indeed have it all. —Neville Hardman

Slush Puppy goes strong with party anthem “Internetgf”

muddy puppy brought the heat with his new single “internetgf», a piece that recalls the playfulness and energy of the first beast boys but for the modern age. The characteristics of the track muddy puppythe hazy voice of which drips with boastfulness and debauched glory. With booming 808s and earworm hooks, “Internetgf” could easily become the go-to fall party anthem. The new track is accompanied by a non-stop, action-packed, and at times NSFW video that brings the intense energy of the song to life. Essentially, “Internetgf” will make you want to roll around town with your best friends on a Friday night while getting a healthy dose of silly things. —Alessandro De Caro

Sleeping With Sirens’ “Complete Collapse” is a futuristic dose of nü-metal gold

On Sleep with the sirens“Complete Chaos”, post-hardcore veterans have struck the perfect balance between aggressiveness and pop sensibility. Singer Kellin QuinnThe performance radiates personality and memorable cadences that pair well with its signature falsetto tone. In the second verse, Quinn spits venom with a series of frying screams over out-of-tune guitars that could easily fit on the Loss video game soundtrack. With the inclusion of industrial elements and theatrical sounds, there’s a palpable, dystopian energy throughout that feels timely in every way. Alessandro DeCaro

The heartbreaking power of Skullcrusher’s “It’s Like a Secret”

Skull Crusher“It’s Like A Secret” by (Helen Ballentine) is definitely a track you won’t want to shut up about. Ballentine’s talents know no bounds, and this dark acoustic offering shows that you don’t need all the bells and whistles to have a triumphantly emotional song. A real teardrop. Yasmine Summan

EKKSTACY would rather you look away from “I just wanna hide my face”

EKKSTACY continues to thrive with each release. “I just want to hide my face” launches his new album, misery, moving forward as EKKSTACY contemplates his insecurity over fame, death and the mundane. Despite being two minutes long, his latest offering continues to merge the best of emo and post-punk, colored by the confusion and frustration that comes with both growing up and being in the spotlight as a teenager. —Neville Hardman

Lostboycrow dissects bad dreams on playful “Indie Rock”

lostboycrowThe latest single from “Indie Rock” finds the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter confronting the darkest recesses of his mind and the anxieties of being a rising musician. Remarkably, he is able to tackle these serious topics with playful sarcasm while offering a subtle dig at the term “indie rock” used as a lazy general term to describe music. With evocative vocals, Beach Boys-esque harmonies, string sections, and 90s-inspired chamber pop, Lostboycrow covers an incredible amount of sonic ground. The latest single also comes with the announcement of Lostboycrow’s new album. indie pop, out December 9th via Network. Alessandro DeCaro

JAWNY goes on a frantic cruise on “adios”

JAWNY is back with a breaking anthem on “adios”, with its accompanying video featuring a high-speed cruise through a barren suburb. JAWNY kicks the passenger side of an actual Hot Wheel as its driver zips from lane to lane over a windy instrument that belies the darker feel of the track. —Neville Hardman

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