Zara Larsson, Kings of Leon, Genesis Owusu, Jane Weaver, and Arab Strap released an album this week and you should definitely check it out!
Zara Larsson – Poster Girl
After suffering from postponements, the third album by Swedish singer and songwriter Zara Larsson arrives through Epic Records and the TEN Music Group. Poster Girl features production by Jason Gill, Marshmello, and Max Martin and composition by Julia Michaels, plus collaborations with Young Thug.
Genesis Owusu – Smiling With No Teeth
The debut album by Ghanaian-Australian singer Genesis Owusu arrives through Ourness. Written almost entirely before the assassination of George Floyd last year, Smiling with No Teeth features compositions that debate racism and mental illness. The album was triggered by the single “The Other Black Dog” released last year, but it is only being released now after delays due to the pandemic.
Kings of Leon – When You See Yourself
When You See Yourself is the eighth album by the American rock band Kings of Leon. It was produced by Markus Dravs and is the first album to be released in the non-fungible token format, a type of cryptocurrency that contains unique assets such as music and art. The album is out through RCA.
Arab Strap – As Days Get Dark
As Days Get Dark is the first album in 15 years by the Scottish duo Arab Strap formed by Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton. The duo split up in 2006 when they also announced a compilation, called Ten Years of Tears, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their first album, The Week Never Starts Round Here. It was only last year, after several reunions for concerts and re-releases, that they released new material, the lead single, “The Turning Of Our Bones,” on their newest album.
Jane Weaver – Flock
Jane Weaver’s twelfth album, Flock, is, according to herself, the album she always wanted to make. The album features influences from old, rustic songs, 1980s Russian aerobics records, and Australian punk. Flock features the single “The Revolution Of Super Visions” and is released by Fire Records.