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(BunHead, May 7)
Not to be hyperbolic, but Kim Petras can definitely save our summer with this one. The rising pop queen has already hit the market on spooky bops due to electrification last year Turn off the Lamp, but her deliciously new Malibu smile itself draws listeners to the beach, blows a glass of sunshine, and mixes cocktails with Blue Curaçao. Like so many great pop songs, "Malibu" captures the overwhelming feeling of exuberance, unintentionally – and excessively – cries out as "more, more, more!" Like Petras' belts, "all your kisses taste like Malibu" over a flowing bass line, the track sounds like "All Night Long" in the form of Cyndi Lauper with an extra shot of sun-kissed endorphins. With the heat of the weather while COVID-19 keeps us in check, "Malibu" lets us enjoy our summer thoughts, or just for a few minutes. In other words, you'll want to hit the "Repeat" button. (Cameron Scheetz)
(Heaven recording, May 8)
"Get out while you can / will bring bad luck and bad luck, man." If there is a consistent theme in Direct Songs of Grief, The length of the adaptation of Mark Lanegan's album in his recently released memoir Sing Back And Cry, refusing to allow himself to take off the hook. Instead, he embraces the pain and struggle that has defined so much of his life, using it to create a collection of 15 searchable and humid songs that range from fingerprinted to epic to dark-toned, full-length choreography mixed with Lanegan's whiskey-grain sounds . That distinctive voice grows constantly changing with age, from clarity and rearrangement to solid rpling, depending on the mood of the song. There is a glimmer of hope from time to time during this rich musical study of the rich life, but the darkness that garners Lanegan's most comprehensive history and the most amazing experiences to date will be a must for any music lover of music. American Nick Cave has been here all this time. (Alex McLevy)
Little Simz, Place the 6th
(Age 101 Music, May 6)
With less than a minute to follow the first track of his new EP, Litm Simz compares himself to "Lauryn Hill back in the 90 & # 39; s," but the momentum doesn't prove a proper comparison. The result of a monthly recording and recording during the detention, rapper & # 39; s six blitzkrieg songs (this whole thing is only about 12 minutes) prove the 2019 Monitor Award GROWTH PLACE
(Atlantic Records, May 8)
"Watching Williams pull through every step of his self-care journey, whether arousing fear, absence, curiosity, or new freedom, is more like a reproduction than a captivating voice. Beat the album with the sweet" Crystal Clear, "a good toast to move on , proves to be an effective way to create excitement about what comes from a musician who stands on his two feet. Or it just contains the rocker rocket references we've been watching for 15 years, Cattle of War is a bold signature of someone ready to appear on his various sides but left nothing to chance. ”
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Nick Lowe, "You Can't Be Good to Me"
(Yep Roc, May 6)
Like “Malibu,” Nick Lowe’s new earthquake is a welcome reminder that there are still waves and summer afternoons and beaches in space – even if that color continues to return to the range. Not that you'll find the "Don't Be So Good" to me: This is a card from the humble soup on the original Lowe's tour, urging the recipient not to be the one brutal and kind before asking the whole big world not to go. An example of true social isolation, in other words, a storm cloud over their heads towards the tropical Los Straitjackets, which cries out "go to the park" / "trill lark" part of the voice. Whatever else 2020 brings, this is sure: "Don't Be So Good to Me" courtesy of "the best use of the song for the & # 39; great galoot & # 39;" everything is locked. (Erik Adams)