Today’s seen some brilliant new albums – with Fontaines D.C. and Pusha T leading the way this week. A number of emerging artists follow, alongside a couple more well-established names.
I went back and forth over this Fontaines D.C. album. Is it very, very good, or is it great? In the end I decided great, with the track ‘The Couple Across The Way’ ultimately being one of the deciding factors. What a song. It’s beautiful, haunting. Sitting listening to it almost makes me uneasy, but in that weirdly comforting way that only good music can. One of my favourite songs of the year to date. (You can read my review of the album, here).
Pusha T is back – our review of It’s Almost Dry will arrive next week, and it, too, will be favourable based off the initial listen. His first album since the brilliant Daytona, he continues to age like fine wine, alongside the Yeezy and Pharrell handled production.
Mosa Wild’s new ‘I Might Let You Down’ is another great track. The band have played with the likes of Tame Impala and Maggie Rogers, but deserve recognition in their own right. Their new record is out next month.
Which leads us to Sorry. Not yet quite sure when their project will arrive, but the single ‘There’s so Many People That Want to Be Loved’ is a promising sign. 925 was a classic. Manchester rapper Ghostface 600’s new song ‘Super Freak’ is really interesting. Fusing drill with the more-autotuned sound of American trap, it’s melodic and lyrical, and arrives ahead of his upcoming EP ‘Trench Melodies Ape Colours.’
In a change of pace, check out the wonderful Scottish singer Rachel Sermanni. She’s a fantastic talent, as is evident in her new single ‘Aquariam Kisses’.
Neither Liam Gallagher, Tourist or Daniel Caesar need much of an introduction, but each of them have dropped new songs, and each of them is worth a listen. As has British-Maltese singer, Lauren Aquilina.