Sunday, March 3, 2019

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending March 2, 2019)

The strangest bit of music news this week came from Carly Rae Jepsen. During an interview with Zane Lowe, she revealed that she once filmed Seal eat an entire loaf of gluten-free bread with nothing on it. I really have nothing to add to that. Perhaps Carly and Seal can get together to record a collaborative album about bread or something. If that incredibly unlikely thing happens, look for it on my Upcoming Releases page!

This week, Solange announced and dropped her fourth album, When I Get Home.

With her previous record, 2016's A Seat at the Table, Solange shifted how many music fans saw her. Though she waded into the indiesphere with her Saint record label in 2013, I think she was still largely seen as Beyoncé's little sister with a fledgling pop career. A Seat at the Table changed much of that. It was one of my favorite records of 2016, one that spoke to a certain black experience in America and established her as strong a creator as her sister.

That previous record was released with little forewarning (something the Knowles family seems to be doing as a standard now). The new record was no different. Announced on Thursday, it was released on Friday.

Also announced this week:

Anderson .Paak - Ventura (April 12)
Big Thief - U.F.O.F. (May 3)
Diane Coffee - Internet Arms (April 19)
Emily Reo - Only You Can See It (April 12)
Hatchie - Keepsake (June 21)
John Frusciante - The Empyrean Reissue (March 29)
Kevin Morby - Oh My God (April 26)
Khalid - Free Spirit (April 5)
Lomelda - M for Empathy (out now)
Morrissey - California Son (May 24)
Prince - Ultimate Rave (April 26)
Sebadoh - Act Surprised (May 24)
Sinkane - Dépaysé (May 31)

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