With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums from Burna Boy, Brent Faiyaz, Kali Malone, Wu-Lu, Laura Veirs, Westside Gunn, Caterina Barbieri, and Ken Car$on. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday newsletter to get our recommendations in your inbox every week. (All releases featured here are independently selected by our editors. When you buy something through our affiliate links, however, Pitchfork earns an affiliate commission.)
Burna Boy: Love, Damini [Atlantic]
Burna Boy announced Love, Damini during his landmark show this April at New York’s Madison Square Garden. After 2020’s Twice as Tall and the previous year’s African Giant, Burna Boy returns with an A-list ticket including J Balvin, Ed Sheeran, Kehlani, Khalid, and Popcaan, as well as J Hus, Blxst, Victony, and the beloved South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. In the run-up to the release, Burna Boy shared a self-directed video for the Toni Braxton–sampling single “Last Last,” before closing out the Billboard Music Awards.
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