5 New Albums You Should Listen to This Week!

Japanese Breakfast, photo by Peter Ash

Every Friday, at The Soundx we will pick some new releases, based on quality or importance, which ones you should listen to throughout the week. This week we have releases from Wolf Alice, Japanese Breakfast, Famous, Loraine James, and TOMORROW X TOGETHER.

Wolf Alice Blue Weekend

Blue Weekend is English alternative-rock band Wolf Alice’s third full-length record. It was produced by Markus Dravs, who formerly worked with Arcade Fire, Björk, and Florence + The Machine. The album features the singles “The Last Man on Earth”, “Smile,” and “No Hard Feelings” and is released through Dirty Hit. 

Listen: Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube


Japanese Breakfast Jubilee

Michelle Zauner defined her third record under the stage name Japanese Breakfast, Jubilee, as a huge change in her career direction. “After spending the last five years writing about grief, I wanted our follow-up to be about joy,” she told. The record, which arrives four years after her last album, 2017’s Soft Sounds from Another Planet, is released through Dead Oceans.

Listen: Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube


Loraine James Reflection

Loraine James’s second album, Reflection, was recorded during the 2020 summer and shows the English singer and songwriter in a “turbulent expression of inner-space.” The record also features guest appearance from Baths, Iceboy Violet, Le3 bLACK, Nova, and more. Reflection arrives through Hyperdub.

Listen: Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube


TOMORROW X TOGETHER The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE

The Chaos Chapter: Freeze is the second album from the Korean boy band Tomorrow X Together and the second from their Chapters series. According to their website, the album “begins where dreams have been swept away by the towering presence of the real world.” The Chaos Chapter: Freeze is released through Big Hit Music.

Listen: Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube


Rostam Changephobia

Vampire Weekend former member Rostam Batmanglij’s second album, Changephobia, arrives through Matsor Projects and Secretly Distribution. It’s his first album since 2017’s Half-Light and since his work with Clairo, Carly Rae Jepsen, Frank Ocean, Solange, and HAIM. The record features the single “4Runner.”

Listen: Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube


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