3 New Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now: Sault, Kurt Vile, and Swedish House Mafia
This week we’re highlighting new music from Sault, Kurt Vile, and Swedish House Mafia.
Sault – Air
Sault, the British music collective known for their mystique and unconventional delivery of their music (see the album Nine), has once again caught the greater music community off guard with the release of their latest album, Air. The tease started on the evening of April 14th. Sault posted to their Instagram and Twitter accounts two images: one with the word “AIR” and the other an image of an individual on a platform overlooking the earth. Air is unlike anything you have heard from them before. Stunning, suspenseful, and serene, Air is a full orchestral surprise. The seven-track, 45-minute project led by producer, Inflo (Little Simz, Michael Kiwanuka, Jungle, Adele) is the collective’s sixth album to date. As with all of their music, a study of Black artistic traditions is fundamental and Air is no different. Listen for inspiration from 70s Alice Coltrane on ‘Solar’, and Stevie Wonder’s Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants on ‘Heart.’
Standout Songs: Air, Solar, Time Is Precious
Kurt Vile – (watch my moves)
Kurt Vile has returned with his 9th album overall, and first with Verve Records with (watch my moves). The Vile and Rob Schnapf produced project is a return to his roots of intimate bedroom recordings as he sets up shop in Mount Airy, Philadelphia. Speaking about the location and process of recording Vile had this to say, “When Waylon Jennings became an outlaw country artist, he liked to record at Hillbilly Central, which was Tompall Glaser’s studio,” Vile said. “OKV Central is my version of that in Mount Airy. I’ve come into my own here, and at the same time I’m getting back to my home-recording roots.”
Standout Songs: Flyin (like a fast train), Like Exploding Stones, Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone), Hey Like a Child, Say the Word
Swedish House Mafia – Paradise Again
After taking the world by storm in 2010 and breaking up at the height of their popularity in 2013, Swedish House Mafia is back almost ten years later with their debut album. The wait is over. The EDM icons have taken their time crafting a 17-track debut album that covers a lot of different sounds and genres within the space. The highpoint is the third single, Moth to a Flame (with The Weeknd). Let’s just hope they don’t take another 13 years to drop their sophomore album.
Standout Songs: Time (feat. Mapei), Moth to a Flame (with The Weeknd), Mafia, Don’t go Mad (feat. Seinabo Sey), Redlight
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