With a lot good music being launched on a regular basis, it may be exhausting to find out what to take heed to first. Each week, Pitchfork provides a run-down of serious new releases accessible on streaming providers. This week’s batch consists of new albums from Burna Boy, Brent Faiyaz, Kali Malone, Wu-Lu, Laura Veirs, Westside Gunn, Caterina Barbieri, and Ken Automobile$on. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday e-newsletter to get our suggestions in your inbox each week. (All releases featured listed here are independently chosen by our editors. Once you purchase one thing by way of our affiliate hyperlinks, nonetheless, Pitchfork earns an affiliate fee.)
Burna Boy introduced Love, Damini throughout his landmark present this April at New York’s Madison Sq. Backyard. After 2020’s Twice as Tall and the earlier yr’s African Large, Burna Boy returns with an A-list ticket together with J Balvin, Ed Sheeran, Kehlani, Khalid, and Popcaan, in addition to J Hus, Blxst, Victony, and the beloved South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Within the run-up to the discharge, Burna Boy shared a self-directed video for the Toni Braxton–sampling single “Final Final,” earlier than closing out the Billboard Music Awards.