If you’re finding life stressful with the looming deadlines and exams approaching, I have some great news for you! This month really has been a musical gift to us with many creative and inspirational artists dropping some incredible new music. Stay tuned, and get ready to listen to some music that’ll make you laugh, cry and feel some major nostalgia.
Taylor Swift: Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
If you haven’t already heard that Taylor Swift re-recorded her iconic Fearless album from 2008, then you definitely don’t have Twitter and didn’t read our Deputy Editor Alice Jack’s stunning article about it. The beef between Taylor and her ex-manager Scooter Braun has been ongoing for years now, so this album is huge for her as she now can own the rights to some of her old songs. Iconic, right?
My favourite from the album is the same favourite I had at 8: Love Story (Taylor’s Version). It’s truly a legendary classic.
Saweetie: Pretty Summer Playlist (Season 1)
“I know dats right”. Saweetie is showing us what Hot Girl Summer is all about with this album. Relatively small with only 7 songs, this album embodies a post break-up glow-up since Saweetie split from her partner, Quavo from Migos, of 2 years only recently. This album addresses the rumours regarding Quavo’s infidelity, and is something you’ll definitely want to shake ya booty to in the mirror!
My favourite from the album is Back Seat (ft. Lourdiz). It’s slower, sultry and definitely will make you feel good.
Paul McCartney: McCartney III Imagined
Paul McCartney has been making music non-stop over the past few years, but I am such a fan of this new album. It really combines modern soft rock with McCartney’s roots. The vibe is very much Beatles but make it 2021 and I am here for all of it!
My favourite from the album is The Kiss of Venus (ft. Dominic Fike). It gives off major summer vibes, and is super relaxing and chilled.
BROCKHAMPTON: ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE
This is the album I was most excited about. With 13 vocalists, rappers, photographers, musicians and producers involved in its creation, this album was bound to be a hit. Led by the gay icon that is Kevin Abstract, the group created a thought-provoking album with songs to take you through all the emotions, and boy did they deliver.
My favourite from the album is COUNT ON ME. This banger of a song is going to be big this summer with its incredibly catchy chorus (no, like really catchy), and inspired, insane vocals.
London Grammar: Californian Soil
If you were looking for an album that’s effortless to listen to with angelic vocals and great energy, then this is the album you’ve been looking for. The instrumentation. The lyrics. It’s all there, and it’ll definitely be on repeat this summer.
My favourite from the album is Lose Your Head. The voice of a goddess, stunning backing music and a catchy chorus. What more could you ask for?
AJ Tracey: Flu Game
Inspired by basketball, the British rapper has knocked it out of the park with this album. The rapper incorporated numerous collaborations with big names like T-Pain and Kehlani and the standard really is above par.
My favourite from the album is Little More Love. It’s mellow and really addictive with major Pop Smoke vibes. This is the song of summer 2021.
I hope you enjoy the albums, and have fun wearing out the earphones!