3 New Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now: Arlo Parks, Alex Anwandter, and Sparks
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 Arlo Parks, Alex Anwandter, and Sparks.
Arlo Parks – My Soft Machine
Arlo Parks enchants with her sophomore album, My Soft Machine, released on May 26, 2023. Following her Mercury Prize-winning debut, this introspective endeavor explores themes of love, loss, and identity. With lush production, vulnerable vocals, and honest songwriting, standout tracks such as ‘Blades,’ ‘Weightless,’ ‘Pegasus’ (featuring Phoebe Bridgers), ‘I’m Sorry,’ and ‘Ghost’ captivate listeners. This must-listen indie pop, soul, and R&B gem showcases Parks’ immense talent as a songwriter and musician.
Standout Songs: Blades, Weightless, Pegasus (ft. Phoebe Bridgers), I’m Sorry, Ghost
Alex Anwandter – El diablo en el cuerpo
Self-recorded and produced during the pandemic in NYC, El diablo en el cuerpo is the fifth studio album by Chilean singer-songwriter Alex Anwandter. Released on May 26, 2023, through Universal Music Chile the album offers the public a more extravagant side of Anwandter’s vision of music. Performed entirely in Spanish, “the title translates to ‘The devil in the body,’ which ties into the idea of moving with the body, connecting with the body, communicating with the body. It’s also related to the other grand theme of the record, which is desire and what happens when you give yourself over to it.” Be prepared for an album overflowing with intense emotions encompassing overwhelming desire, passionate infatuation, and heartbreak so devastating it becomes otherworldly.
Standout Songs: Maricoteca, Qué piensas hacer sin mi amor?, Mi vida en llamas (feat. Buscabulla), Toda la noche
Sparks – The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte
Sparks have released their first new album for Island Records in 47 years. The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte, the 26th studio album by the iconic American rock band Sparks, made its highly anticipated debut on May 26, 2023. Helmed by Sparks and John Congleton, the album presents a captivating concept, delving into the journey of a young woman grappling with her search for belonging in an unforgiving world. Exploring themes of alienation, loneliness, and despair, The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte has garnered acclaim from critics who applaud its dark humor, infectious melodies, and incisive social commentary.
Standout Songs: The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte, Nothing Is As Good As They Say It Is, Not That Well Defined, Take Me For A Ride
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