Vince Staples, Vince Staples
Charlotte Day Wilson, Alpha
Toronto soul singer-songwriter and GEN F alumnus shares her debut album after years of singles and EPs (her last was Stone Woman, released in 2018). Alpha has no shortage of talent from Wilson's hometown; BADBADNOTGOOD, Daniel Caeser, and Mustafa show up across the tracklist.
Snoh Aalegra, Temporary Highs In the Violet Skies
Her 2019 track "I Want You Around" secured Snoh Aalegra a Gold record, but the soul singer isn't afraid to switch her style up on her new album. "I've been working with a lot of people I've dreamt of working with," Aalegra said during a recent Apple Music interview. "A side is very playful. B side slows down a little bit. It's still me. It's just a different version of me."
Tkay Maidza, Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3
Who says sequels have to suck? Eight new songs from the Zimbabwe-born, Australia-based singer-songwriter arrive today and showcase her knack for globe-conquering pop inflected with urban music. Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3 features the Songs You Need-playlisted "Kim" featuring Yung Baby Tate.
Rejjie Snow, Baw Baw Black Sheep
Back in 2017, Rejjie Snow told The FADER that we wanted his debut album Dear Annie to feel like a movie. The Dublin rapper's follow-up project Baw Baw Black Sheep follows in that pattern: “I always loved Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," he said in a press release. "I watch it all the time. I thought of Baw Baw Black Sheep like a soundtrack to it." Features include MF DOOM, Tinashe, Snoh Aalegra, and grouptherapy.
Foodman, Yasuragi Land
Japanese experimental electronic producer Takahide Higuchi a.k.a. Foodman returns with a new project out today via Hyperdub. The music is inspired by eating at Michinoeki (service stations off the Japanese motorways) and visiting public bathhouses. ‘When I go to these places," Foodman wrote in a press release, "I'm able to enjoy the atmosphere. I wanted to create an honest album that combines the sound of guitar and percussion with the sense of peace and community I feel in here amidst the uncertainty of the future."