With a lot good music being launched on a regular basis, it may be arduous to find out what to take heed to first. Each week, Pitchfork provides a run-down of great new releases accessible on streaming providers. This week’s batch contains new releases from Brittany Howard, Helado Negro, Little Simz, Madi Diaz, David Nance & Mowed Sound, Itasca, Pouty, Amiture, and Mk.Gee. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday publication to get our suggestions in your inbox each week. (All releases featured listed here are independently chosen by our editors. While you purchase one thing by way of our affiliate hyperlinks, nevertheless, Pitchfork earns an affiliate fee.)
Brittany Howard: What Now [Island]
The title of Brittany Howard’s second solo album is double-edged, the Alabama Shakes frontperson stated in press supplies: “Every part appears to be getting extra excessive and everybody retains questioning, ‘What now? What’s subsequent?’ By the identical coin, the one fixed on this report is you by no means know what’s going to occur subsequent: Each tune is its personal aquarium, its personal little miniature world constructed round no matter I used to be feeling and pondering on the time.” She launched the Jaime follow-up with the title monitor, a “sharply detailed portrait of the singer-songwriter in conflicted contemplation,” as Allison Hussey wrote in her monitor assessment.