3 New Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now: Pony, Sleep Token, and Eleni Drake
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 Pony, Sleep Token, and Eleni Drake.
Pony – Velveteen
PONY’s highly anticipated album, Velveteen, released on May 19, 2023, via Take This to Heart Records, is a captivating 10-track endeavor that skillfully blends introspective themes with infectious hooks. Led by the enchanting love song ‘Très Jolie,’ the album explores the exhilaration of falling in love while promoting self-acceptance and embracing individuality. Produced by PONY and Matty Morand Velveteen has garnered critical acclaim for its vulnerability and heartfelt lyrics combined with catchy melodies and an empowering message.
Standout Songs: Trés Jolie, Peach, Sucker Punch, Who’s Calling, Did It Again, French Class
Sleep Token – Take Me Back To Eden
Sleep Token has recently released their highly anticipated third studio album, Take Me Back to Eden. Serving as the concluding chapter of a trilogy that includes their previous albums, Sundowning and This Place Will Become Your Tomb, the album has received widespread acclaim for its distinctive sound and ambitious songwriting. Produced by Vessel1 and Carl Bown, Take Me Back to Eden showcases a collection of powerful singles such as ‘Chokehold,’ ‘The Summoning,’ ‘Granite,’ ‘Aqua Regia,’ ‘Vore,’ and ‘DYWTYLM.’ With its exploration of themes surrounding self-discovery, love, relationships, and emotional turmoil, Take Me Back to Eden presents a captivating and compelling listening experience for fans of rock, metal, and alternative music.
Standout Songs: Chokehold, The Summoning, Granite, Vore, DYWTYLM
Eleni Drake – Surf The Sun
British singer-songwriter Eleni Drake has released her sophomore album Surf the Sun (May 19th) via her own Vanilla Sky Recordings. Produced by the London-born / Melbourne resident, Drake explores themes of freedom and empowerment with curiosity, creativity, and originality. Surf The Sun follows the sun in a never-ending pursuit of warmth and the feeling of comfort that accompanies that warmth. “I’m a Leo, the sun rules me, and I’ve always had a deep connection with it,” explains Drake, who references it on almost all of the album’s 11 tracks. “[The album] is an ode to the sun.”
Standout Songs: Dizzy, Strawberry Moon, Rookie, Harsh, Buzz Cut
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