With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums from Angel Olsen, Kelly Lee Owens, Disclosure, Jyoti, Caitlin Pasko, Samia, and Sevdaliza. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday newsletter to get our recommendations in your inbox every week. (All releases featured here are independently selected by our editors. When you buy something through our affiliate links, however, Pitchfork earns an affiliate commission.)
Before she took to a studio to complete All Mirrors in 2018, Angel Olsen recorded early versions of its songs at a church-turned-studio in Washington. Songs like “New Love Cassette,” “Lark Song,” and “Chance (Forever Love)” rub shoulders with two new tracks, “Whole New Mess” and “Waving, Smiling.” In a statement about the record, Olsen said she wanted the recordings to capture the raw feelings of the songs’ vulnerability. “The songs are completely different, in my opinion. They all have different feelings because the music behind them is really different,” she told Pitchfork.
Having released her self-titled debut in 2017, Kelly Lee Owens described the three years leading up to Inner Song as some of the hardest of her life. After announcing the album with the single “Melt!” in February, the Welsh singer and producer delayed the May release date due to the pandemic. She’s since shared the songs “Night,” “On,” and “Corner of My Sky,” which features an appearance from John Cale; the album also includes a cover of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi.”
Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence are back with a new, star-studded album. ENERGY is Disclosure’s second release of the year, following Ecstasy—a five-song project that dropped in February. The new record includes contributions from Common, Kelis, Mick Jenkins, Channel Tres, Cameroon’s Blick Bassy, and more. slowthai and Aminé feature on the single “My High.” Disclosure also released singles “Douha (Mali Mali)” with Fatoumata Diawara, “Birthday” with Kehlani and Syd, and the title track.
Jyoti is a sobriquet of Georgia Anne Muldrow, bestowed upon the artist by Alice Coltrane. On Mama, You Can Bet!, her third Jyoti album, Muldrow returns to her solo jazz explorations, adding vocals to her compositions for the first time. In addition to the previously shared songs “This Walk” and “The Cowrie Waltz,” the album includes “Fabus Foo Geemix” and “Bemoanable Lady Geemix,” two Charles Mingus remixes that Muldrow completed for the Kennedy Center.
Caitlin Pasko: Greenhouse [Whatever’s Clever]
Greenhouse is the new full-length from from Brooklyn singer-songwriter Caitlin Pasko, following her 2017 EP Glass Period. Over piano foundations, she gently reckons with self-determination and overcoming the private trauma of an emotionally abusive relationship. Pasko shared three tracks from the record ahead of its release: “Horrible Person,” “To the Leaves,” and “Even God.”
The Baby is the debut studio album from New York singer-songwriter Samia. The 11-track LP includes “Big Wheel,” “Stellate,” and “Triptych.” Samia also released music videos for “Fit N Full” and “Is There Something in the Movies?”—the latter starring Charlie Plummer and Stranger Things’ Maya Hawke.
Dutch-Iranian singer Sevdaliza’s new album Shabrang follows her 2017 LP ISON and 2018’s The Calling EP. The new 15-track LP was self-produced in collaboration with Mucky. Ahead of Shabrang, Sevdaliza released “Lamp Lady,” “Oh My God,” “Habibi,” and “Joanna.”
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