After parting ways with RCA, cult pop star Tinashe returns to her independent days with 333, her new full-length album. "I think when I first started it was very much like DIY," she said during a recent Apple Music interview. "Getting back to that now with this new music [feels]. It's so great."
glaive, all dogs go to heaven EP
glaive is the hyperpop artist behind "astrid," one of our favorite songs of 2020. Sicne then, he's been a regular fixture on our weekly Songs You Need playlist with tracks like "detest me," the lead single from his new eight-track EP all dogs go to heaven. If you haven't read his GEN F profile yet, get on that.
Abstract Mindstate, Dreams Still Inspire
There's no Donda this week, but we still have some Kanye West-adjacent music. Chicago rap duo Abstract Mindstate called it quits 16 ago after hype and respect failed to translate to a big break. That was until 2018, when Kanye West offered to produce a comeback record and release it on his label. It's out today, entirely produced by West, who features on one song.
Lingua Ignota, SINNER GET READY
Kristin Hayter's new project is a gothic black mass pungent as fetid incense. The new music is inspired by desolate, hyper-Christian areas of rural Pennsylvania, and follows her breakout 2019 record Caligula. “I think one of the major tenets of this project is to remain authentic,” Hayter told Stereogum in a recent interview. “I wanted to really make it about what I was experiencing at that time.”