With a lot good music being launched on a regular basis, it may be exhausting to find out what to hearken to first. Every week, Pitchfork presents a run-down of serious new releases out there on streaming companies. This week’s batch contains new albums from Beyoncé, Lizzo, Kelsey Lu, 03 Greedo, Caroline Shaw and Attacca Quartet, Body Meat, and Slauson Malone. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday newsletter to get our suggestions in your inbox each week. (All releases featured listed here are independently chosen by our editors. When you purchase one thing by way of our affiliate hyperlinks, nevertheless, Pitchfork could earn an affiliate fee.)
Queen Bey shocked everybody this week when she dropped Homecoming: The Live Album, the accompanying soundtrack to her new Netflix documentary chronicling her iconic efficiency at Coachella 2018 (affectionately known as “Beychella” since its preliminary stay stream). This 40-track behemoth of a stay album options Bey’s full Coachella set, together with further tracks reminiscent of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” sung by Blue Ivy, and extra.
Check out the Best New Track overview of “Before I Let Go,” and skim Pitchfork’s overview “Beyoncé’s Homecoming Film Is Her Latest Act of Meticulous Archiving,” in addition to “5 Takeaways From Beyoncé’s Homecoming Documentary” on the Pitch.
CUZ I LOVE YOU is Minnesota artist Lizzo’s first full-length for Atlantic Records. It follows her 2016 Coconut Oil EP and her 2015 LP Big GRRRL Small World. Prior to the album’s launch, Lizzo shared the title track, the Missy Elliott-assisted “Tempo,” and “Juice,” which acquired two music movies, together with one with queens from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Check out “Lizzo’s 10 Best Flute Videos” on the Pitch.
The debut LP from singer, songwriter, and cellist Kelsey Lu was co-produced by the xx collaborator Rodaidh McDonald, and options further manufacturing by Jamie xx, Skrillex, and Adrian Younge. Blood follows Lu’s 2016 Church EP. Read Pitchfork’s monitor overview of “Due West.”
Los Angeles rapper 03 Greedo recorded Still Summer within the Projects previous to his incarceration final 12 months. The mission was govt produced by Mustard and options visitor appearances by YG, Shoreline Mafia, and Trilliano. Read concerning the album’s “Trap House” on Levels.
Orange is a group of six string quartets composed by Pulitzer Prize winner (and Kanye West collaborator) Caroline Shaw and carried out by Attacca Quartet. It’s additionally the primary full-length to characteristic Shaw works completely. Watch the music video for “The Orangery.” Revisit “Meet Composer Caroline Shaw, Kanye West’s New Pulitzer Prize-Winning Collaborator” on the Pitch.
Body Meat: Truck Music [self-released]
Christopher Taylor and Matthew Anderegg comprise the Philadelphia-based duo Body Meat. The eight-song Truck Music follows 2017 releases just like the tour tape FF, the break up tape Redux, and the demo assortment Worlds Largest Drum. Watch Body Meat’s music video for “Nairobi Flex.”