3 New Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now: Kali Uchis, Bill Ryder-Jones, and Boldy James and Nicholas Craven
There’s so much good music out in the ether that sometimes it’s difficult to parse through all of it. Every week The Daily Music Report will do the hard work for you and highlight the best releases available on streaming services.
This week we’re highlighting new music from Kali Uchis, Bill Ryder-Jones, and Boldy James and Nicholas Craven.
Kali Uchis – Orquídeas
Marking her fourth studio album and second venture into the Spanish language, Orquídeas by acclaimed American singer-songwriter Kali Uchis was released on January 12, 2024, under the Geffen Records label. The album boasts an impressive lineup of guest appearances, including renowned artists like Peso Pluma, El Alfa, JT, Karol G, and Rauw Alejandro. Orquídeas unfolds as a collection of contemporary ballads, skillfully blending atmospheric production with Uchis’ enchanting and romantic vocals.
Standout Songs: ¿Cómo Así?, Igual Que Un Ángel (with Peso Pluma), Te Mata, Tu Corazón Es Mío…, Labios Mordidos (with Karol G), Dame Beso/Muévete
Bill Ryder-Jones – Iechyd Da
Bill Ryder-Jones has made his highly anticipated return with his fifth studio album, Iechyd Da. Rooted in themes of love, loss, pain, heartache, and profound darkness, the album takes listeners on a journey that often leads to places of deep beauty, hope, and joy. Ryder-Jones expresses his deep pride in this album, “I love this album,” says Ryder-Jones, “I haven’t been this proud of a record since A Bad Wind Blows in My Heart.” Operating from his Yawn Studios in West Kirby, Ryder-Jones, who has recently produced artists like Mick Head and Gerry Love, describes this album as a continuation of his artistic evolution, showcasing increased competency as a producer. “It’s my most produced record,” adds Ryder-Jones, “It’s basically me carrying on with myself again, but this time around I’m a bit more competent as a producer.”
Standout Songs: A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart pt. 3, If Tomorrow Starts Without Me, This Can’t Go On, It’s Today Again, Thankfully For Anthony
Boldy James and Nicholas Craven – Penalty of Leadership
Crafted by the skilled hands of Boldy James and produced by the talented Nicholas Craven, Penalty Of Leadership marks a significant chapter in the Detroit rapper’s journey. A year ago, Boldy James faced a life-threatening car accident, disrupting his prolific run of musical creations. Despite this setback, he resiliently released the collaborative album Fair Exchange No Robbery with Nicholas Craven in 2022. Now, the duo presents their latest, Penalty Of Leadership, and seamlessly sees James returning to his comfort zone, narrating gritty street-life tales with a steely and stoic demeanor. Combined with Nicholas Craven’s atmospheric production, the duo rekindles their creative synergy, building on earlier success and inviting listeners to immerse themselves in the raw and detailed world of Penalty Of Leadership.
Standout Songs: Jack Frost, No Pun Intended, Brand New Chanel Kicks
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