Well, we did it. Summer has effectively begun and new albums are trickling in to contend for a spot in your seasonal rotation.
Kelly Moonstone delivers a tripped-out treatise on late-night r&b with her debut studio album, I Digress. Speakers Corner Quintet imbue soul and hip-hop with air-tight jazz chops on their expansive introductory project, Farther Out Than The Edge. Metro Boomin proves an ample and wildly capable composer on the blockbuster soundtrack to the new animated movie, Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse. Pi’erre Bourne continues to showcase his Sosshouse roster with the new J Billz mixtape, Streetz Hottest Young’n. And DaBoii proves The Bay is a hub for more than just hyphy on his The Mekanix-produced tape, Soakin’ Game.
Scroll through the five new albums you need to hear this week below.
Kelly Moonstone – I Digress…
Cover of the new Kelly Moonstone project, ‘I Digress.’
Kelly Moonstone keeps r&b weird and psychedelically attuned on her tripped-out and polished debut album, I Digress.
Various Artists – Metro Boomin Presents: Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Soundtrack From and Inspired By The Motion Picture)
Cover of the ‘Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse’ soundtrack.
Source: Republic Records
Metro Boomin brandishes his composer brain on the star-studded soundtrack to Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, which is out today via Republic Records, featuring appearances from A$AP Rocky, James Blake, 21 Savage, Nas, and more.
Speakers Corner Quintet – Further Out Than The Edge
Cover of the new Speakers Corner Quintet album, ‘Further Out Than The Edge.’
Source: OTIH Records
Speakers Corner Quintet explores the preciously verdant spaces and places between jazz and hip-hop on their debut album, Farther Out Than The Edge, which is out today via OTIH Records, featuring an array of cross-pond collaborators, including Sampha, Tirzah, Tawia, Mica Levi, and more.
J Billz and Pi’erre Bourne – Streetz Hottest Young’n
Cover of the new J Billz project, ‘Streetz Hottest Young’n.’
Source: Sosshouse Records
DaBoii and The Mekanix – Soakin’ Game
Cover of the new DaBoii project, ‘Soakin’ Game.’
Source: Zoo Entertainment/Thizz Nation
SOBxRBE alum, DaBoii, rallies his Bay Area cohort on Soakin Game, a new project out today via Zoo Entertainment and Thizz Nation, featuring appearances from J Stalin, Slimmy B, Beeda Weeda, Mistah Fab, and more.