8 New Albums You Need to Hear This Week
Including new albums from KAYTRAMINÉ, Salami Rose Joe Louis, Summer Walker, Belly, and more.
With the weather turning and OOO notices already flying, the release calendar is starting to feel very seasonally attuned. In fact, this week's batch of new albums could be a preview of what we'll be hearing across parks, pools, yards, and cars, all summer.
KAYTRANADA and Aminé submit an early contender for album of the fairest quarter with their self-titled debut as KAYTRAMINÉ. Salami Rose Joe Louis returns with an expansive exploration of the spaces between genres on Akousmatikous. Summer Walker slips back into the fold with a smokey set of late-night r&b anthems on her new Clear 2: Soft LifeEP. Connie Diiamond keeps the streak alive with Underdog Szn, her debut studio album for Def Jam. And Devonté Hynes deepens his film scoring bag on the soundtrack to the new Paul Schrader film, Master Gardener.
Scroll through the new albums you need to hear this week below.
Cover of KAYTRAMINÉ's collaborative sélf-titled album.Source: CLBN/Venice Music
KAYTRANADA and Aminé usher in the new season with their breezy and bounce-heavy collaborative album as KAYTRAMINÉ, which is out now via CLBN/Venice Music, featuring guest spots from Pharrell, Freddie Gibbs, Big Sean, Snoop Dogg, and more.
Salami Rose Joe Louis - Akousmatikous
Cover of the new Salami Rose Joe Louis album, 'Akousmatikous.'Source: Brainfeeder
Salami Rose Joe Louis conducts some of her most compelling experiments yet on Akousmatikous, her first album in three years, which is out today via Brainfeeder, featuring contributions from Soccer96, Brijean, and more.
Summer Walker - Clear 2: Soft Life
Cover of the new Summer Walker project, 'Clear 2: Soft Life.'Source: LVRN/Interscope Records
Summer Walker slips into a new phase on Clear 2: Soft Life, a simmering and soulful new EP, which is out today via LVRN/Interscope, featuring appearances from J. Cole, Childish Gambino, and more.
Zoomo - Riezu
Cover of the new Zoomo tape, 'Riezu'Source: Artist
NYC producer Zoomo unleashes a collection of tranquil instrumental treatments on his latest beat tape, Riezu, which is out today exclusively on Bandcamp.
Belly - Mumble Rap 2
Cover of the new Belly album, 'Mumble Rap 2'Source: XO/Roc Nation Records
On his first project since 2021, Belly returns with a sequel to his 2017 album, Mumble Rap, which is out today via XO and Roc Nation, featuring assistance from NAV, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, and more.
Connie Diiamond - Underdog Szn
Cover of the new Connie Diiamond project, 'Underdog Szn.' Source: Def Jam Records
On the heels of a knockout streak, Connie Diiamond shares her debut album, Underdog Szn, which is out today via Def Jam, featuring Don Q, D.O.L.L.A., and more.
Sharc - Sharc Wave
Cover of the new Sharc and Pi'erre Bourne album, 'Sharc Wave.'Source: SossHouse Records
Pi'erre Bourne outfits Sharc with a full suite of sinister synth and piano chops on the Queens rapper's sophomore album, which is out today via SossHouse Records.
Devonté Hynes - Master Gardener (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Cover of the Devonte Hynes albun, 'Master Gardener (Original Motion Picturé Soundtrack)'Source: Milan Records/Sony Music
Devonté Hynes dips back into composing for the screen on his score for the new Paul Schrader movie, Master Gardener, which is out today via Milan Records accompanying a limited release of the film.