New Music Friday
June 29, 2018
Happy new music Friday! Here are our favorite album and single releases of the day.
Gorillaz – The Now Now
Gorillaz are back with the follow up to their successful 2017 release ‘Humanz’. The album features their 4 most recent singles and is a very different album from ‘Humanz’. It’s a lot shorter and does not include as many collaborations. The song ‘Hollywood’ however features Snoop Dogg and Jamie Principle. Produced by Gorillaz, with James Ford and Remi Kabaka, The Now Now was recorded entirely this February at Studio 13, London. The band played the album in its entirety in Tokyo, Japan on the 24th and was streamed for 24 hours.
Florence + The Machine – High As Hope
After releasing 3 singles prior to the album, ‘High As Hope’ is out today. Florence’s 4th studio album features 10 tracks and is the follow up for their 2015 release, ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’. ‘High As Hope’ was co-produced by Florence and Emile Haynie and features contributions from Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr, Kelsey Lu, Jamie xx and Thomas Barlett.
Let’s Eat Grandma – I’m All Ears
Today the British duo released their sophomore album ‘I’m All Ears’, the follow up to their 2016 debut. The album features 11 tracks including their singles ‘Its Not Just Me’ and ‘Ava’. The duo is currently on tour in the UK and will be heading to North America in September all dates can be found here.
Slothrust – Peach
Slothrust has just announced that they will be releasing an LP titled ‘The Pact’ on September 14th. In support, the band has shared ‘Peach’ a new single that will be one of the tracks on the record. The album will feature 12 songs and is described in a press release as “a cerebral trip across 12 songs that oscillate between a quietly reflective tenderness and a slick, sleek confidence”. ‘The Pact’ will be the group’s 5th studio album.
Kingsbury – All Gone
“There are a million things this song could mean to me, but one is that I’m terrified of death. I almost lost my brother to cancer a few years ago and it was an awakening at an early age that I didn’t expect. I’ve had to wrestle with that anxiety pretty much every day. The closer you get to someone, the worse it is, knowing that they will be “gone” one day and that you will be gone one day. But I’ve come to accept it. Things will always end up moving on and that can beautiful. All gone is about moving on, whether it’s in a relationship, an anxiety, a place in our life, honestly whatever. I hope this song is a place people can come to wrestle with that.” – Caroline Kingsbury on ‘All Gone’