Wading through the day’s mountain of releases.
Good Friday, good people. While the government remains in a ditch of presidential proportions, the first unrelenting Release Day of the year is here to pull you up.
Future delivered his first solo studio album since the 2017 unveiling of his double-headed Future/Hndrxx projects. James Blake‘s reemerged at the forefront of R&B’s avant-garde with a stacked guest list for Assume Form. Maggie Rogers completed the transformation from bearer of Pharrell’s tears to full-blown pop darling with her debut full-length, Heard It In a Past Life. And Toro y Moi managed to quiet the chaos with a fit of funk, house, and trap trimmings, on Outer Peace. Meanwhile, the week’s campaign of loosies signals new albums ahead from Little Simz, Logic, Dawn Richard, Panda Bear, Yves Jarvis, and more.
Of course, there’s all of that, and so much more, in this week’s installment of The Round-Up. Tune in below and hit the link to subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel to stay keenly aware of the week’s blessings as Release Day ramps up.