In this segment, we feature the most notable albums each week. Here are the albums released on April 29, 2022:
Future, I never loved you
Future released their new album, I never loved you. His ninth solo album after the 2020s high life, the disc spans 16 tracks and features guest appearances from Kanye West, Drake, Young Thug, Tems, EST Gee, Gunna and Kodak Black. “I put myself out there, sharing my lifestyle with the world,” Future said in a QG cover story. “Sharing my lifestyle with the world. Share my pain with the world. Share my highs, share my lows with the entire universe. I believe in the energy of the universe and manifestation. This is why I give myself, because I am ready to correct myself. I just don’t want to… be wrong. I’m ready to give you all of me, so you can tell me how to build on me and make me a better me.
Tomberlin, I don’t know who needs to hear that...
I don’t know who needs to hear that... is Tomberlin’s second album, following their 2018 debut At weddings and 2020s Screenings EP. Available now via saddle stream, the 11-track LP includes the advanced singles “happy accident”, “idkwntht”, “tap” and “sunstruck”. “My first record, I made it without knowing I was making it,” she said in press materials. “I was writing songs to deal with stuff in my personal life as it happened, and then all of a sudden it all happened really fast. Record label, touring, press, all that momentum and full of career advice that, you know, I didn’t even expect to get. So I think when I started writing the second record, I felt a lot of pressure to make it sound collected and deep, almost like a book – chapters, a narrative, all wrapped up nicely Read our track-by-track interview with Tomberlin.
let’s eat grandma, two ribbons
Let’s Eat Grandma, the Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth project, is back with its third album, two ribbons, released today via transgressive. The sequel to 2018 I’m all ears was co-produced with David Wrench and includes the previously released singles “Happy New Year”, “Hall of Mirrors”, “Levitation” and the title track. The LP grapples with feelings of grief and uncertainty following the death of Hollingworth’s boyfriend, electronic musician Billy Clayton, as well as the changing nature of the duo’s relationship. Read our review of the album.
Melody’s Echo Chamber, Emotional Eternal
Melody’s Echo Chamber released their third album, Emotional EternalGoing through Domino. As in 2018 have a nice trip, the LP was originally recorded in the suburbs of Stockholm with Reine Fiske Fredrik Swahn of The Amazing. The singles ‘Looking Backward’, ‘Alma’, ‘Personal Message’ preceded the record. “I hope the record will have that uplifting quality,” Melody Prochet said in a statement. “I wanted to be more grounded and aware throughout the process. I conducted the sessions with simplicity – a contrast to the maximalism of have a nice trip and the desert of my illusions. I have made important and impactful decisions and changes in my life. It took me to where it’s peaceful, and I think the record reflects that. It’s more direct. Discover the inspirations behind the album in our interview with Melody’s Echo Chamber.
Girls Pool, Forgiveness
Girlpool — the Los Angeles-based duo of Avery Tucker and Harmony Tividad — followed 2019’s What chaos is imaginary with a new album titled Forgiveness. Available now via ANTI-, the record premiered with the tracks “Dragging My Life Into a Dream”, “Faultline”, and “Lie Love Lullaby”. “A lot of my songs on this record deal with the dynamics of relationships where I felt frustration and pain, and I struggled to contain a lot of complexity in my emotions,” Tucker said in docs. Press. “In writing Forgiveness helped me integrate all of these pieces into one acceptance: that my destiny is pushing me exactly where I need to go. Tividad added, “A lot of life feels like inevitable experiences to me. For me, forgiveness is about accepting this concept. It’s about forgiving reality for having to be exactly what it is all the time.
Kelly Lee Owens, LP.8
Kelly Lee Owens is back with her third album, titled LP.8available now through Small Town Supersound. After the 2020s Inside edge, the latest from the British producer is a collaboration with noise artist Lasse Marhaug, known for his work with Merzbow, Sunn O))), and Jenny Hval. It includes the previously released songs “Sonic 8”, “Olga” and “One”. “For me, 8 meant completion – an album that will reverberate endlessly with me personally,” Owens explained in a press release. Read our review of the album.
Lou Roy, pure chaos
Lou Roy’s first album, pure chaosarrived via Balloon machine recordings. Co-produced with Sarah Tudzin of the Illuminati Hotties, the record was promoted with the singles “Valkyrie”, “Uppercut”, “Down Since ’07” and “UDID”. Speaking about the process behind the album, Roy said in our Artist Spotlight interview: “Acknowledging the trauma and giving it its moment of attention, that was important. But the way I was writing about it didn’t stop there. I always make a joke of it because it’s easier for me to process – fully acknowledge it, but also wink at it and make a joke of it. If I can poke fun at it a bit and just be silly, it empowers me and it’s easier to deal with and struggle with.
Dana Gavansky, when it comes
Serbian-Canadian artist Dana Gavanski has released her second feature film, when it comes, Going through Flemish eye. The album follows the 2020s yesterday is gone and was preceded by the singles ‘Letting Go’, ‘Under the Sky’ and ‘Indigo Highway’, and ‘I Kiss the Night’. “In many ways, this record feels like my first,” Gavanski explained in a press release. “When I could use my voice, I had to focus so there was an urgency and a greater emotional trajectory than before…it’s very much related to the vocal presence, which extended to an existential questioning of my relationship to the music. It sometimes felt like a battle, which I often lost.
Toro and I mahal
Toro y Moi is back with a new album titled mahal. This is Chaz Bear’s seventh album under the name and first for his new label Dead Oceans. Mostly completed last year at his Oakland studio, the album includes the tracks “Déjà Vu”, “The Loop” and “Postman”, as well as collaborations with Sofie Royer, Ruban Neilson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra , Alan Palomo of Neon Indian and The Mattson. 2. “I wanted to do a record with more musicians than any of my other records,” Bear explained in a press release. “Having them live on this record feels grounded, bringing a common perspective to the table.”
Kehlani, blue water road
Kehlani released her new album, blue water road, by the Atlantic. The sequel to the 2020s It was good until it wasn’t anymore is produced by Pop Wansel of production duo Pop & Oak and includes debut singles ‘Altar’ and Little Story’. “The Blue Water Road is a destination on my mind,” Kehlani said in a press release. “I give access to everyone. It’s an emotional journey, a sexual journey, and a spiritual journey. For me, the album is like a glass house. It’s light, transparent, and the sun shines through.
Royksopp, deep mysteries
Röyksopp – the Norwegian electronic duo consisting of Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland – have released a new record titled deep mysteries, their first since 2014. Billed as “an expanded creative universe and stupendous conceptual project”, it features previously released singles “(Nothing But) Ashes…”, “The Ladder”, “Impossible”, “This Time, This Place” . , and ‘Breathe’. Guests on the album include Alison Goldfrapp, Beki Mari, Susanne Sundfør, Pixx, and more. “As human beings, what we don’t know greatly overshadows what we know,” Röyksopp said in a statement. “As teenagers, we discussed our own fascination and preoccupation with the infinite and the impossible – life’s deepest mysteries.”
Hey there!, psychokinetic love songs
Hey there! dropped their first album, psychokinetic love songsGoing through Lone Ghost Discs. The sequel to last year’s Internet, Breath EP was led by single ‘Intrusive Thoughts Always’. Talk to Brooklyn Vegan of the track, the band from Billings, Montana said, “We wanted this song, as the band’s first full song on the album, to perfectly encapsulate the personality of the rest of the album. Catchy choruses, punchy drums and bizarre left turns. We always wanted to write a thrash metal song, so with this song we thought: why not just put a thrash metal song in the middle of this seemingly normal emo song? This thought perfectly sums up our process when writing this album. What would it be like if we took away the traditional emo songwriting rules? »
Party of the block, Alpha Games
Bloc Party released their latest album, Alpha Games, Going through Infectious/GMB. The band’s sixth LP and first since 2016 hymns was produced by Nick Launay and Adam Greenspan. Prior to its release, Bloc Party shared a series of singles, including “If We Get Caught”, “Sex Magik”, “The Girls Are Fighting”, and “Traps”. “The past few years have seemed like a time of moral bankruptcy,” Kele Okereke said in press materials. “We really felt like we were in an episode of Card castle. It certainly contributed to what I wanted to say. I feel like in all the songs on this album, there are people in extreme situations, making extreme choices; that’s what I wanted to capture. But what happens to our humanity when we prioritize success at all costs? »
Other albums released today:
Miranda Lambert, Palomino; MJ LendermanBoat Songs; mall girlstar; William Basinski and Janek Schaefer, “ . . . on reflection”; willie nelson, a beautiful moment; Julie Doiron and Dany Placard, Julie and Danny; frog eyes, The bees; Rammstein, Zelt; Organ bands, 唱着那无人问津的歌谣 / Chang Zhe Na Wu Ren Wen Jin De Ge Yao; KMRU and Aho Ssan, Threshold; Bronson Stock, Cocodrillo Turbo; Dalek, Precipice; sofi tukker, Wet tennis; Lola Kirke, lady for sale; coach party, nothing is real; Loose, Social graces; Chelsea Jade, Weakness; Shilpa Ray, Portrait of a Lady.