Brand New Music
Robyn | Honey
Her first solo album in over eight years, Robyn presents a delightful sonic slow-burn in Honey. Retaining the club as inspiration, she filters her innate melodic intelligence through this prism of dance-pop and synthesized deep grooves and conjures up nine lean, and often raw, tracks. Meloncholy is at the center of her themes, a primary colour of her work as the music sparkles with glitter long forgotten on a pair of last weekends pants. This is a different Robyn, more refined, hardened and jaded over the years, but still using the healing powers of club grooves to heal.
NAO | Saturn
On her sophomore release, NAO ascends directly into the stratosphere. An emotional journey in struggle, empowerment, loss, rebirth and ultimately letting go, Saturn deals directly with the difficulty and ecstasy on reasserting one’s identity. Absolutely angelic in her delivery, NAO is entirely galactic on this record. There is an overpowering sensation of otherness throughout is consistently atmospheric and glistening. NAO’s sonic palette is strikingly modern, and with the rise of contemporaries like Jorja Smith, Mahalia, and Ella Mai, Saturn is a testament to NAO’s capabilities as a songwriter, singer and producer.
Daughters | You Won’t Get What You Want
..and now for something completely different. For fans looking for something groovy, accessible, easy to listen to can find it elsewhere. Maybe in Daughters self-titled album or some of their other earlier works. This one is by far their most dynamic and cathartic offering, and arguably the best comeback album in a very, very long time. Their sound has turned into a head-spinning mass of disintegrating windows and walls. Frantic and frightened, considering the time of it’s release it’s actually a pretty perfect Halloween record. There are moments that are genuinely scary and emotional. The core elements and creative vision of the group has evolved and it’s product is the perfect return for a great group.
Also out today..
Thom Yorke | Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film)
Julia Holter | Aviary
Georgia Anne Muldrow | Overload