These days new music comes out at a feverish, insatiable pace. My aim is to help pick some gems out of the vast amount of music that gets put out each and every week, and help funnel them into your ear canals. You can use it to help dig deeper into the artists you like, or just stick with my playlists - that's all up to you. Without further pause, let's dive in!
The album/EP list starts with the debut album from Jaden Smith, SYRE! Jaden has been at the heart of controversies revolving around the perception of time being an illusion, the flat-earth theory, among other odd ideas. His unique style extends here into his debut record, which has drawn very extreme reactions online - some folks have expressed tears being shed during the record, while others spilled their morning coffee dancing to 'George Jeff'. This is a record everyone should dive into. Next is the EP Pink Lightning from Xavier Omär! His smooth, sensual mix of r&b with hip-hop make for a beautiful pairing reminiscent of the soft, comforting EP cover's shade of pink. Rexx Life Raj's record Father Figure 2: Flourish is finally available for listening. I've been featuring singles dropped from this for several months now. Last up is Ella Vos' debut album Words I Never Said. Her pop sound is in full bloom throughout the record, which includes the massive single 'I Don't Care About You'.
For singles this week, we start with another new track from U2, which features an intro from Kendrick Lamar - which seems to be a theme so far on the early singles. 'American Soul' is a fantastic track fans new and old of Bono's crew will enjoy. Camila Cabello's 'Havana' gets a remix with Daddy Yankee, adding extra flare to this fantastic latin-infused track. Tame Impala released a couple tracks on a surprise release - Currents B-Sides & Remixes - with the single 'List of People (To Try and Forget About)' sticking out in a massive, awesome way. blackbear is back on the NMF list with a new track with 2 Chainz - 'Gucci Linen' - which features a much better production than it does lyrics. Miguel's latest single 'Pineapple Skies' also makes it onto the list!
On the new artist/band front, a brand new artist named LUI HILL released their first single '5000 Miles'. I know nothing about LUI HILL, but I know I enjoy this track a ton, and will be keeping an eye out for the next release. Charlotte Day Wilson's new single 'Doubt' reminds us of her amazing voice with minimal production, which fans of hers will instantly fall in love with. Day Wave teamed up with Hazel English on 'PDA', a song that brings back memories of Day Wave's 'Wasting Time'. Tove Lo released an album today, and her song 'shivering gold' is a great track off it.
I'm adding 2 tracks from each new album featured to the 'New Release Playlist' below - let me know what you loved/hated in the comments, and be sure to share the post with anyone looking to find new music!
Jaden Smith - SYRE
Xavier Omär - Pink Lightning
Rexx Life Raj - Father Figure 2: Flourish
Ella Vos - Words I Never Said
U2 - 'American Soul'
LUI HILL - '5000 Miles'
Camila Cabello & Daddy Yankee - 'Havana' (Remix)
Tame Impala - 'List of People (To Try and Forget About)'
blackbear ft. 2 Chainz - 'Gucci Linen' (E)
Charlotte Day Wilson - 'Doubt'
Day Wave & Hazel English - 'PDA'
Tove Lo - 'shivering gold' (E)
Miguel - 'Pineapple Skies'
Cyhi The Prynce ft. 2 Chainz - 'Trick Me' (E)
The Oh Hellos - 'Torches'
6LACK ft. BANKS - 'In Between'