BOY/FRIEND—New York’s Shan Poo—just released one of the best free R&B album of the year. (See also: SZA.) Though at times derivative of contemporary pillars of the genre—and openly so, with the album tagged on Soundcloud with the names of The-Dream, The Weeknd and Frank Ocean, as well as HBO and Girls—that can’t lessen the fact that “About Love” and “Time Spent” and “Good 2 U” hit hard as hell. The delightfully titled Leather Weather LP was mostly produced (and entirely co-written) by fellow newcomer MNTN, with fine contributions by Sweater Beats and a remix by Kuhryee-OO.
Download: BOY/FRIEND’s Leather Weather LP