Lots of great new albums are dropping today to get us rockin’ through the weekend! All of these albums and more are now streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.
WEIRD – YUNGBLUD
A powerful coming-of-age record that exudes a kind of heartfelt naivety, ‘weird!’ is the playlist for growing into your own skin. Weirdness is “a thing to be celebrated,” Dominic Harrison told NME earlier in the year, and the album is as celebratory as you’d expect. That’s not to say things have been watered down, though, as Yungblud bounces between different emotions with a gleeful grin. He never tries to be perfect; this is a record that’s rough, ready but full of stadium ambition.
Death of an Optimist – grandson
It goes heavy and hard, gets dark and dense and flits between rap, rock and something more indefinable yet addictively, perfectly 2020 in timbre. The snarling whomp of We Did It!! would make Skrillex blush, whereas the slacker grunge-punch of Drop Dead squeezes in a Weezer-like melodic sheen and across the album’s manic, electronic-leaning moments grandson feels like the natural evolutionary reaction to a post-twenty one pilots world, where the only rule that matters is that there are no rules. But he’s doing his own thing and doing it with a style, vulnerability and fire that deserves all the eyes, ears and attention that it can garner.
Oasis Nocturno (Instrumental) TOKiMONSTA
Per HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience:
Oasis Nocturno Instrumental, out today, which is the third and final rendition of her 2020 studio album, Oasis Nocturno is an all instrumental edition of the album. The global pandemic has had a horrible affect on the dance community and this is the artist’s way of giving back. The album creates a soothing and chill vibe throughout, something we can all use during this time.
Swimming In The Stars (Single) Britney Spears
“Swimming in the Stars” is an outtake from Spears’ most recent studio album, “Glory,” which was released in August 2016; it is the second song to emerge from the sessions, after “Mood Ring (by Demand),” which was not included on the original release or deluxe edition. The album received a cover update in May to the surprise of many fans, changing the up-to-the-chin lacy head shot look to a full-body shot set in a desert oasis, complete with chains and a gold-leaf bikini.
Come back next week for a fresh batch of new music Friday picks only on the HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience!