6 New Albums You Should Listen to Now: J. Cole, Sons of Kemet, Jorja Smith, and More

With a lot good music being launched on a regular basis, it may be onerous to decide what to hear to first. Every week, Pitchfork provides a run-down of important new releases accessible on streaming companies. This week’s batch consists of new albums, initiatives, and EPs from J. Cole, Sons of Kemet, Jorja Smith, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Giant Claw, and LSDXOXO. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday publication to get our suggestions in your inbox each week. (All releases featured listed here are independently chosen by our editors. When you purchase one thing by means of our affiliate hyperlinks, nonetheless, Pitchfork earns an affiliate fee.)J. Cole: The Off-Season [Dreamville/Interscope/Roc Nation]North Carolina’s J. Cole had mentioned the follow-up to 2018’s KOD was titled The Fall Off, however, for now, he’s again with The Off-Season. He launched the track “Interlude” earlier this month. Applying Pressure, a behind-the-scenes documentary concerning the making of the album, arrived on YouTube this week.Listen on Apple MusicListen on SpotifyListen on TIDALListen on Amazon Music2021 JUSTIN FRANCISSons of Kemet: Black to the Future [Impulse!]According to Sons of Kemet bandleader and saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, the jazz trio’s second album Black to the Future “depicts a motion to redefine and reaffirm what it means to try for Black energy.” Arriving three years after its predecessor Your Queen Is a Reptile, the document options visitor spots from Moor Mother, Angel Bat Dawid, and grime artist D Double E, plus Kojey Radical and Lianne La Havas on “Hustle.”Listen on Apple MusicListen on SpotifyListen on TIDALListen on Amazon MusicPurchase at Rough Trade
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