It’s been a while since I’ve done a music post. Now that it’s basically summer, here’s what has come out this year so far that I’ve been listening to a lot.
Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
Our confirmed bicon is back with an album that lived up to all my hopes and dreams. “Make Me Feel” got me so excited for this release, especially because the video is killer. And “Screwed” is probably the song of the summer. I have no authority to declare this but I am anyway.
Expectations by Hayley Kiyoko
Another album I was highly anticipating that did not let me down. It’s fun and raw all at once. Hayley is really helping make #20GAYTEEN a great.
The Kids Are Alright by Chloe x Halle
Beyoncé has already given so much to the world and she keeps on giving. She discovered Chloe and Halle Bailey (sisters, not twins. Thanks for the confusion, Grown-ish) and I’m so grateful for her putting them on my radar. They have gorgeous voices and this album is fantastic.
Black Panther Soundtrack by Kendrick Lamar
This soundtrack is sososososo good. I had it on repeat for a while and still put it on a lot. It’s a masterpiece.
Lavender by Half Waif
I talk about how much I love Half Waif a lot. Nandi Rose Plunkett is a dream who creates dreamy music. Not only is this album lovely, it also has a great name and color scheme. (I’m a big fan of purple and the scent of lavender.)
Isolation by Kali Uchis
This girl does a lot. Let me just put the first line of her wikipedia page here: “Karly-Marina Loaiza (born July 17, 1994), better known as her stage name Kali Uchis, is a Colombian-American singer, songwriter, poet, record producer, music video director, and fashion designer.”
She’s only 23! She made an incredible album and somehow has time to do all this other stuff.
Good Thing by Leon Bridges
Leon Bridges is BACK. He’s as charming as ever and modernized his sound a teeny bit. I’m still very into it.
I Don’t Run by Hinds
Hinds is a band from Spain. (“Hinds” being another term for a female deer. They’re a band of all women.) This is their second album of fun garage rock/pop. I unfortunately missed their show when they played here, but I hear they are excellent live.