3 New Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now: Hildur Guðnadóttir, Weezer, and MIKE
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 Hildur Guðnadóttir, Weezer, and MIKE.
Hildur Guðnadóttir – Women Talking (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Oscar-winning Icelandic musician and composer Hildur Guðnadóttir has created the original soundtrack to the 2022 drama film Women Talking. Regarding the soundtrack, Hildur Guðnadóttir explains “Women Talking tells a story inspired by true events. While the story is both doomsday and a call to prayer, the music needed to be a vehicle for hope – a way forward from a situation that is unbearably dark.” Directed by Sarah Polley the film stars Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Ben Whishaw, and Frances McDormand.
Standout Songs: Speak Up, Not aAll Men, He’s Here, Peace of God
Weezer – SZNZ: Winter
Described as featuring “lots of loss and despair and kind of quiet,” the final ‘SZNZ’ EP is a 7-track collection that balances pop and classic alternative songs infused with sadness and loneliness. This EP calls back to the days just before The Blue Album, “I had the thought that winter sounds more like the original pre-blue album Weezer than The Blue Album does. There hasn’t been this much acoustic guitar and finger picking in Weezer since our first year together.”
Standout Songs: I Want A Dog, The Deep and Dreamless Sleep
MIKE – Beware of the Monkey
Released December 21st, Beware of the Monkey is a 13-track full-length album and the seventh album overall from Bronx-via-London rapper. Taken from a horoscope from a Chinese restaurant, the title is a warning for those born in the Year of the Tiger. In a crowded landscape of hip-hop, MIKE’s avant garde delivery on Beware of the Monkey is a breath of fresh air.
Standout Songs: Light (if u can’t see), What Do I Do?, Stop Worry!, Concrète w/ King Carter
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