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Albums released today: Burna Boy, Viagra Boys, Metric, Brent Faiyaz, and more

In this segment, we feature the most notable albums each week. Here are the albums released on July 8, 2022:


Burna Boy, LOVE, DAMIN

Nigerian star Burna Boy’s new album, LOVE, DAMINarrived via Atlantic Records. The 19-track LP features collaborations with Ed Sheeran, J Hus, Popcaan, Blxst and Kehlani, J. Balvin, Khalid, Victony and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. “That’s how I like to sign all my letters, because I didn’t know the right [signoff]Burna Boy said of the album’s title in a Billboard interview. “It’s a little personal [because] it gets in your head on my birthday — when you’re 31 and you don’t have kids, everything is good and bad at the same time. You think and then you light up as much as possible. Then you sleep and wake up and think again. I reflect on everything, what I do and what happens where I come from. Where I come from is part of where I’m going.


Viagra Boys, cave world

The Viagra Boys are back with their third album, cave world, now through YEAR0001. The album follows the 2020s Jazz Wellness and was produced by Pelle Gunnerfeldt and DJ Haydn. Prior to its release, Stockholm post-punks previewed the LP with the songs “Punk Rock Loser”, “Ain’t No Thief” and “Troglodyte”. cave world is “inspired by current events”, according to press materials, aiming to “rip apart the madness and confusion the world currently finds itself in”. Singer Sebastian Murphy said in a statement: “I just wrote, ‘Who’s the real monkey? “,” Murphy also added in a statement. “People think of apes as primitive life forms, but we are just this horrible, lazy society that kills each other and starts wars, while they are able to love and feel. ‘them the real monkey or us?


Metric, Formentera

Metric has released a new album titled Formentera. This is the band’s eighth album, following 2018’s. The art of doubtand includes previously released singles “Everything comes crashing down” and “Doomscroller”. In an interview with NMEsinger Emily Haines described Formentera as “probably the most important record we could make other than our debut album”. She explained, “Logistically, we couldn’t get our band across the border and this is the longest time we haven’t played a concert since we started. There was a feeling that it might actually be that – a lot of people won’t bounce back into our industry. There’s always a sense of urgency [when making a record]but it was really pronounced and the sense that we have to manifest to get out of it is all we can do.


Brent Faiyaz, Wasteland

Brent Faiyaz is releasing a new album titled Wasteland. Released via own label lost childrenthe good follow-up to the Grammy-winning singer at 2017 Probing Son features guest appearances from Drake, Tyler, the Creator, Alicia Keys, Raphael Saadiq and Tre Amani, while Jonathan “Freeze” Wells serves as executive producer. Jordan Waré provides string arrangements and production for many of the disc’s 19 tracks, with additional contributions from The Dream.


Katy J Pearson, morning sound

Katy J Pearson released her new album, morning soundGoing through Celestial records. The sequel to the singer-songwriter’s 2020 debut Come back was written and recorded in late 2021 and was co-produced by Ali Chant and Dan Carey. The singles “Talk Over Town”, “Alligator”, “Game of Cards” and “Float” preceded the record. “I want people to feel things with my music, but I don’t want to traumatize my listener too much,” Pearson said in press materials. “Advice is expensive, so you have to choose your battles…”


party dozen, The real work

Party Dozen have released their third album, The real workvia GROUP/Temporary residence. It follows the Australian noise-rock band’s 2020 record Pray for a dozen feasts and marks the first Party Dozen album to feature anyone other than the lead duo of saxophonist Kirsty Tickle and percussionist Jonathan Boulet; Nick Cave contributes vocals to the previously shared track “Macca the Mutt”. The band also released ‘Fruits of Labour’, The Iron Boot’ and ‘The Worker’ ahead of the release.


Wu Lu, STOP HEAD

Wu-Lu, the project of South London artist Miles Romans-Hopcraft, has released their new album STOP HEAD Going through Chain. The record features collaborations with Asha, Lex Amor and Léa Sen, as well as contributions from Ego Ella May, Morgan Simpson (Black Noon), Demae and Mica Levi. It premiered with the singles “Blame”, “South”, “Scrambled Tricks” and “Times”. “I have experienced a turning point in recent years. I will speak out rather than hold back,” Wu-Lu said in press materials. “When I say ‘Caouanne’, I mean me. It’s a mono, insular feeling. It’s internal. »


Quinton Broc, My shadow

My shadow is the feature debut of Buffalo-bred, Brooklyn-based artist Quinton Brock. Released now via Shadow Panther, the 17-track album features appearances from Portugal. The Man., Travie McCoy and Pink Siifu. Brock, who cut his teeth with surf/blues rock duo The Get Money Squad, shared a string of singles ahead of the LP’s release, including “To The Moon,” “There For You,” “Touch,” and the track title.


Other albums released today:

Caterina Barbier, spiritual outing; Laura Veirs, Light found; Rot, hissing; NoThus, stay proud of me; James Bay, Jump; Delicate Steve, after hours; BERRIES, How we operate; Porridge, stop work; Journey, Freedom; Spiral staircases, Attack Medley!!!; Antti Tolvi, Spectral Organ / Feedback Gong; Maxim Mental, Make Team presents Maxim Mental in Maximalism; Campfire, dreams; Flowertown, half of yesterday; Ian Daniel Kehoe, Yes very well; Rae Morris, Rachel@Fairyland; Alice Cohen, Moonrise.