Category: new E.P

Solange is back

In the three years since her seminal album A Seat at the Table, Solange has broadened her artistic reach, expanding her work to museum installations, unconventional live performances, and striking videos. With her fourth album, When I Get Home, the singer continues to push her vision forward with an exploration of roots and their lifelong […]

Rein Her In – Manu Grace

There’s nothing forced or rushed about Manu Grace’s June. The multi-instrumentalist fashioned her debut with Beatenberg musicians Ross Dorkin and Robin Brink, and their care and precision is reflected in “Saturday Night”, a track that blends Grace’s staccato yet melodic voice with an oscillating beat. Meanwhile, “Rudely Conspicuous” demonstrates the Cape Town songwriter’s flair for […]

Feels – Kehlani

While We Wait serves as a tasty amuse-bouche before Kehlani’s follow-up to SweetSexySavage. The Oakland R&B singer sounds refreshed and fed up with the games—taking lazy lovers to task on “RPG” and “Nights Like This” (6LACK and Ty Dolla $ign, respectively, provide stinging rebuttals). Moments of levity appear in “Nunya,” which takes on exes who […]

From doing over-the-top music videos with Charlie Sheen to declaring himself the most lyrical rapper it’s Lil Pump

From doing over-the-top music videos with Charlie Sheen to declaring himself the most lyrical rapper, provocation is an integral part of what makes the notorious Miami MC’s full-throated, trap-informed anthems so beloved by fans—and so bewildering to the haters. Harverd Dropout—the deliberate misspelling is just the beginning of his trolling—collects and builds upon the hits […]

There You Are – ZAYN

“I close my eyes, I see a crowd of a thousand tears/I pray to God I didn’t waste all my good years.” Zayn Malik’s second solo album, Icarus Falls, finds him in a contemplative mood and, yes, One Direction fans, dissecting his boy-band past. Subjects covered also include infidelity (“Rainberry”) and drug use (“Back to […]

Gnarly (feat. Lil Pump) – Kodak Black

Ahead of Dying to Live’s release, Kodak Black shared a behind-the-scenes clip from the “Calling My Spirit” video shoot. In it, the Pompano Beach, Florida MC talks about his decision to avoid being photographed in the set’s jail cell for fear of glorifying incarceration. This plays out as something of a milestone for Kodak, someone […]