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The 8 projects you should stream right now

New projects from Lorde, Deafheaven, Trippie Redd, and more.

August 20, 2021
The 8 projects you should stream right now Lorde. Photo by Ophelia Mikkelson Jones.  
Lorde, Solar Power
The 8 projects you should stream right now

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."

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Deafheaven, Infinite Granite
The 8 projects you should stream right now

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."

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Chynna, drug opera
The 8 projects you should stream right now

Philly rapper Chynna passed away in April 2020 at age 25 before she could release a full-length project. drug opera is a posthumous project completed entirely before her passing, presented today with the blessing of Chynna's family.

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Trippie Redd, Trip at Knight
The 8 projects you should stream right now

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.

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quickly, quickly, The Long And Short Of It
The 8 projects you should stream right now

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.

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Angel Olsen, Aisles EP
The 8 projects you should stream right now

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.

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Blu, Mickey Factz, and Nottz, The Narrative EP
The 8 projects you should stream right now

Blu and Mickey Factz, two rappers from 2009's XXL Freshman Class, team up with Nottz of 9th Wonder's Soul Council team. Asher Roth, Iman Omari, Sy Ari Da Kid, and more.

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dvsn and Ty Dolla $ign, Cheers to the Best Memories
The 8 projects you should stream right now

Fans of bespoke R&B, take note: Known collaborative heavyweight Ty Dolla $ign has teamed up for an album with Toronto's dvsn. The album was announced in July with "I Believed It," a song with a posthumous appearance from Mac Miller.

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The 8 projects you should stream right now