With a lot good music being launched on a regular basis, it may be onerous to find out what to hearken to first. Each week, Pitchfork affords a run-down of serious new releases obtainable on streaming companies. This week’s batch contains 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. While you purchase one thing by 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 Big, 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.