SZA – SOS (RCA)
We can finally say the five year wait is over! At least for SZA fans, but I mean.. isn’t it all of us?
Perhaps the most highly anticipated track from the record (by the tease of the tracklist reveal) was Ghost In The Machine with Phoebe Bridges.
The new record SOS is an unbelievable set of work, combining lyrical geniusness and top of the art production, showing world-class value that will surely stand the test of time. Notable bops on the record are also F2F, Open Arms (ft. Travis Scott) and Used (ft. Don Toliver).
Thank you, SZA, for blessing us via sharing your hard work to the world and hopefully giving us more in less than five years!
Lana Del Rey – Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd (Interscope)
This week, Lana Del Rey announced her ninth (yes, ninth!!) studio album Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd and blessed us with the release of the title track.
The cover artwork reveals many people involved with the creative process, such as producers Jack Antonoff, Drew Erickson, Zach Dawes, and guests like Jon Batiste, Father John Misty, and Tommy Genesis, engineer Laura Sisk etc.
The lengthy-title track gives us great hope for another amazing Lana album, perhaps staying a little too much in the lines of her good old style. Let’s hope the ninth Lana is going to be a classic cut with a surprise center.
Paramore – The News (Atlantic)
Thankfully, Paramore remains one of the few bands from the 00s that are not desperately trying to milk the most out of the mainstream comeback of… yes, rock.
The band has been awfully quiet since the 2017 release of After Laughter, their fifth studio album, testing out a synth-poppier sound for the group.
Produced by Carlos De Garza, their sixth set This Is Why is promising to be a swift return to their roots, but not in a desperate way. The first two singles, This Is Why and The News have received widespread love among their fan community, and hopefully the full album will not let us down, either.