Trying to keep up with this week’s new music? Every Friday, we collect new albums available on streaming services on one page. This week, check out Tony Shhnow's Love Streak, Avalon Emerson & the Charm's self-titled, Indigo De Souza's All Of This Will End, and more.
Tony Shhnow, Love Streak
An underground king in Atlanta in search of a breakout moment on his own, fiercely independent terms, Tony Shhnow's prolific and high-quality output continues today with Love Streak. A companion project to his breakout Kill Streak tapes, Love Streak explores a more sensitive side of Shhnow. Listen to him discuss the album in-depth on this week's episode of The FADER Interview.
Avalon Emerson & the Charm, Avalon Emerson & the Charm
Beginning as sought-after DJ with one exceptional DJ-Kicks mix, Avalon Emerson switches gears to experimental pop music. "Sandrail Silhouette," the project's lead single, was a Song You Need, and in retrospect, its follow-ups "Hot Evening" and "Karaoke Song" should have been as well.
Beach House, Become EP
Previously a Record Store Day exclusive, the latest five-track release from the biggest dream pop band in the world arrives on streaming. The songs, which were produced by Beach House, were created during the recording sessions for their latest album Once Twice Melody. “We didn’t think they fit in the world of OTM, but later realized they all fit in a little world of their own,” Beach House write in a statement.
Indigo De Souza, All of This Will End
North Carolina's Indigo De Souza returns with her third studio album today, a project of indie rock that has rare clarity in its confessions. “Up until recently, my life felt chaotic," De Souza says. “Now, so much of the chaos is behind me... My music feels like it's coming from a centered place of reflection.” "Younger & Dumber," "Smog," and "You Can Be Mean" were released as singles.
Jessie Ware, That! Feels Good!
Jessie Ware's explorations of the dancefloor's different contours have tilted towards disco in the lead-up to That! Feels Good!, the English songwriter's fifth studio album. "That! Feels Good! Is a record to be enjoyed, to sing and shout the words back at me and to each other," Ware says in a press statement. "It’s a culmination of hard work and total pleasure appreciating the job I have and the worlds I get to dive into. I have never felt so ready for people to hear something I’ve made.” The tracklist includes the Song You Need "Free Yourself" and "Pearls."
Baby Rose, Through and Through
The R&B singer's 2019 debut album To Myself garnered huge acclaim and a fanbase devoted to the Washington singer-songwriter's voice, simultaneously classic diva and perfectly positioned for pop. Her new album expands on her sound. "Through and Through shows different sides of me," she says in a statement, "pieces to make up a whole. I dive through different sonic spaces, sometimes genres, to honor different phases of my journey." We playlisted the lead single "Fight Club" featuring Georgia Anne Muldrow as a Song You Need.
Annahstasia, Revival EP
G Herbo, Strictly 4 My Fans 2
One of the most hotly-tipped artists when he first emerged Chicago drill's first wave over a decade ago, G Herbo has continued to find a balance between commercial overtures and the gripping, finely detailed lyricism he debuted with. Keeping to that track, Strictly 4 My Fans 2 sports a GloRilla feature as well as verses from the emerging Chicago rappers Mello Buckzz and Drench.
yunè pinku, Babylon IX EP
YUNGMORPHEUS, From Whence It Came
The Los Angeles-based rapper and frequent Pink Siifu collaborator returns just five months after releasing his last full-length Burninshed Sums. In addition to the Songs You Need playlisted "Playin' The Same Game," YUNGMORPHEUS is also bringing some great features: Fly Anakin, MED, Judah & Ahwlee, and harpist Mary Lattimore.
Harrison, Birds, Bees, The Clouds & The Trees
Maxine Funke, River Said
New Zealand singer-songwriter Maxine Funke makes music that assumes very little but expresses a great deal. Like Jessica Pratt or German one-album wonder Sibylle Baier, she lives in quiet, un-quantized spaces of acoustic truth. On her new EP River Said, the most poignant of these moments come on tracks like “Cherry Blossom Gin” and “Call On You,” where subtle chords ripple the crystalline waters of her voice. But it’s the wordless, Arthur Russell-inspired “Long Beach,” full of field recordings and longing strings soar over a fog of shimmering synths, that stands out as the album’s most evocative cut.
Jack Harlow, Jackman
Announced just two days ago, not much is known about Harlow's third studio album Jackman. It arrives after 2022's Come Home the Kids Miss You, which was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2023 Grammys as well as Best Melodic Rap Performance for the smash hit "First Class."
Bill Orcutt, Jump On It
Zoon, Bekka Ma’iingan
Daniel Monkman's Zoon debuted in 2020 with Bleached Wavves, a "moccasingaze" project nominated the following year for the Polaris Prize. Their new project Bekka Ma’iingan offers more dimensions to Monkman as a songwriter without entirely eschewing his foundational influences, such as on the single "Mantou," a Song You Need.
Iceland’s Jófríður Ákadóttir, who performs her sound puzzles as JFDR, is one of her country’s premier young singer-songwriters, cited by Björk herself as a new inspiration. Her new album Museum is a solar system of its own, each song a wondrous new planet to be explored.