3 New Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now: Noname, Neil Young, and Bonnie “Prince” Billy
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 Noname, Neil Young, and Bonnie “Prince” Billy.
Noname – Sundial
Released on August 11, 2023, Noname’s latest album, Sundial, marks her return after a five-year hiatus following her acclaimed debut, Room 25. The 11-track album delves into poignant themes like race, class, gender, and the global landscape. Noname’s incisive lyrics and confident flow are accentuated by guest appearances from notable artists including Common, billy woods, $ilkmoney, Jimetta Rose, and Ayoni. The album’s complexity invites contemplation, resonating long after its consumption. For admirers of Noname or those seeking intellectually stimulating music, Sundial comes highly recommended as an album that lingers in the mind well beyond the initial listen.
Standout Songs: black mirror, hold me down, hold me down (Ft. Jimetta Rose & The Voices of Creation), balloons (Ft. Eryn Allen Kane & Jay Electronica), namesake, toxic, gospel? (Ft. billy woods, $ilkMoney & STOUT (R&B))
Neil Young – Chrome Dreams
Chrome Dreams is the 44th album by Neil Young. Originally considered as an album for release in 1977, Chrome Dreams features 12 songs recorded between 1974 and 1977. The album showcases Young’s unparalleled songwriting and guitar skills with a mix of acoustic ballads, electric rockers, and country-tinged tunes, delving into themes of love, loss, and the American dream.
Standout Songs: Pocahontas, Like A Hurricane, Too Far Gone, Hold Back the Tears, Captain Kennedy, Powderfinger
Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You
Recorded in Louisville, KY, Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You features contributions from violinist Sara Louise Callaway, keyboardist Kendall Carter, violist and violinist Elisabeth Fuchsia, mandolinist Dave Howard, saxophonist Drew Miller, and vocalist Dane Waters. As Oldham states on his Bandcamp, “Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You is a tale as old as time. It’s an album. Its songs and music are by and for people together. For listening together. Before it gets too late. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy stands at the nexus of all the kinds of music he can summon, with friends, with family, and community. All roads roll [through] him. There can be no holding back. A million billion moments are on the line. He’s gonna tell us about a world…”
Standout Songs: Like It or Not, Bananas, Kentucky is Water
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