Lorde, Solar Power
Solar Power arrives four years after Lorde's highly acclaimed sophomore project Melodrama. "The album is a celebration of the natural world," Lorde said of the album, "an attempt at immortalizing the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I’m outdoors. In times of heartache, grief, deep love, or confusion, I look to the natural world for answers."
Deafheaven, Infinite Granite
The San Francisco band temper their black metal-inspired sound for something more widescreen on their fifth album — we were quite taken by the lead single "Great Mass of Color." In this week's episode of The FADER Interview, the band discussed how revisiting their old material with fresh eyes informed the new album. "It felt like a facelift. We were bringing our current selves to these younger songs."
Trippie Redd, Trip at Knight
Redd's fourth studio album comes after finally releasing "Miss The Rage," his Playboi Carti collaboration that took over TikTok as a snippet. Trip At Knight sports lots of other similarly-minded collaborations from Lil Uzi Vert, Ski Mask Tha Slump God, Juice WRLD, Lil Durk, Polo G, and more.
quickly, quickly, The Long And Short Of It
Graham Jonson launched his quickly, quickly alias as an outlet for his production work before stepping in front of the mic and fleshing out his influences as a singer-songwriter. He's found success with this transition — his recent single "Everything Is Different (To Me) was a Song You Need — and today we get the full album.
Angel Olsen, Aisles EP
Angel Olsen revisited her 2019 album last year with All Mirrors, a collection of newly rearranged songs. On her new project, she's diving further into the past and into other songwriters' catalogues for music to do-over; Aisles contains covers of '80s bangers like Billy Idol's "Eyes Without A Face" and "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats.