New Music Friday – August 26 2022

New Music Friday - August 26

This week’s New Music Friday features new album releases from Muse, Marcus King, Laufey, JID, and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. Happy listening!

“EUPHORIA” by Muse

Album: The Will of the People


“U.K.’s Muse has taken on a variety of personalities over the band’s lifespan, now approaching three decades. From cutting edge alt-rockers to stadium rock revivalists and space-age prog pushers, Muse has spanned the spectrum. On the group’s ninth record, Will of the People, the trio has pulled off a fairly difficult feat in creating a record that takes all those past sounds and blends them in a masterfully cohesive way that recognizes the past and charts a course.”
Riff Magazine

“It’s Too Late” by Marcus King

Album: Young Blood


“The project re-teams King with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, who previously produced King’s 2020 solo album El Dorado. Both that album and Young Blood were recorded at Auerbach’s Easy Eye studio in Nashville. This time around, King is backed only by bassist and longtime Auerbach collaborator Nick Movshon and drummer Chris St. Hilaire, who played percussion on El Dorado.”

“Beautiful Stranger” by Laufey

Album: Everything I Know About Love


“Every track demonstrates a beauty in the everyday; in the mundane; in our reality. And combining such observations with the sweeping sounds of orchestral talent and acoustic guitar, the end result, of the combination of these juxtaposing complex and simple elements, is one that feels familiar.”
Clash Music

“Just In Time” by JID & Kenny Mason ft. Lil Wayne

Album: The Forever Story


“The Forever Story is JID’s third studio album and his most personal project yet. It features a slew of special guests including rap luminaries Yasiin Bey, Lil Wayne, 21 Savage and collaborators Lil Durk, EARTHGANG, Kenny Mason, Ari Lennox and many more helping to anchor the project. Acting as a prequel, each track on the album acts as a chapter in the origin story of JID — a collegiate football athlete turned rapper.”
Prelude Press

“Unbraid: The Merge” by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Album: Let’s Turn It Into Sound


“Her second release on Ghostly International finds Smith leaning into the label’s brand of quirky but provocative dance music. But, what comes as no surprise for anyone who’s followed the 35-year-old musician’s career, Smith adds an extra air of substance and function to her craft. Although she’s still chiefly fashioning music on her 60-year-old Buchla modular synthesizer, Smith has managed to situate her voice front and centre across these 10 glissando numbers.”

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