9 New Albums You Should Listen to Now: Brittany Howard, Helado Negro, Little Simz, and More


With so much great music coming out all the time, it can be difficult to figure out what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a look at the big new releases available on streaming services. This week's batch includes new releases from Brittany Howard, Helado Negro, Little Simz, Madi Diaz, David Nance & Mowed Sound, Itasca, Pouty, Amiture and Mk.Gee. Subscribe to Pitchfork New Music Friday Newsletter to receive our recommendations in your inbox every week. (All versions featured here are independently selected by our editors. However, when you purchase something through our affiliate links, Pitchfork earns an affiliate commission.)


Brittany Howard: And now [Island]

The title of Brittany Howard's second solo album is double-edged, the Alabama Shakes frontman said in press materials: “Everything seems to be getting more and more extreme and everyone keeps asking, 'What now?' And after?' Likewise, the one constant on this album is that you never know what's going to happen next: each song is its own aquarium, its own little miniature world built around what I was feeling and thinking at that moment- there. She presented the I like followed with the title track, a “highly detailed portrait of the singer-songwriter in conflicted contemplation”, as Allison Hussey wrote in her review of the track.

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Helado Negro: Phaser [4AD]



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