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The 6 projects you should stream right now

New albums from YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Nao, Sufjan Stevens, and more

September 24, 2021
The 6 projects you should stream right now YoungBoy Never Broke Again. Photo by Jimmy Fontaine.  
YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Sincerely, Kentrell
The 6 projects you should stream right now

It only took a few hours for the Baton Rouge rapper's latest album to overtake Drake's Certified Lover Boy on the Apple Music charts. His mainstream success has come without compromising the sound that landed him on the cover of The FADER a few years ago. Unlike his last two studio albums, Sincerely, Kentrell does not contain a single feature.

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Nao, And Then Life Was Beautiful
The 6 projects you should stream right now

The new album from English soul singer-songwriter Nao comes after the birth of her first child. "I think that transition can be difficult for some people, and it was for me anyway," she said during an interview with Apple Music. "And then what happened was, when I started writing my album it was a real blessing because it was kind of like a way of finding myself again." Lianne La Havas, serpeantwithfeet, Lucky Daye, and Adekunle Gold show up for guest appearances.

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Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine, A Beginner’s Mind
The 6 projects you should stream right now

A Beginner’s Mind is actually the sixth studio album that Sufjan Stevens has released this year. Really! After his five-LP instrumental opus Convocations, Stevens teams up with California musician Angelo De Augustine for a new project that returns to Stevens's ornate folk sound.

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Ada Lea, one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden
The 6 projects you should stream right now

The sophomore project from Montreal-based indie musician Ada Lea was written during an artist residency in Banff, Alberta, and recorded in Los Angeles with Phoebe Bridgers producer Marshall Vore. Last year, she graced The FADER's Digital FORT with a performance of her non-album single "woman, here."

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Pastor T.L. Barrett & The Youth for Christ Choir, I Shall Wear a Crown
The 6 projects you should stream right now

The music of Pastor T.L. Barrett resounded through Chicago's South Side throughout the 1970s. His art has found appreciation outside of gospel circles in recent years, and today Numero Group has shared a massive five-LP collection. Ease yourself into it with a viewing of his Tiny Desk Concert for NPR.

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Japanese Breakfast, Sable soundtrack
The 6 projects you should stream right now

Sable is a new open-world adventure game from indie publisher Raw Fury. Providing the game's music is FADER cover star Japanese Breakfast, who has already had a career-defining year with her rapturously received album Jubilee and the upcoming feature-film adaptation of her memoir Crying In H Mart.

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The 6 projects you should stream right now