Jockstrap drop a shapeshifting album, Sudan Archives shares her most approachable record to date, and Rosalía reveals four new tracks on the deluxe edition of Motomami+
As Sudan Archives, singer-songwriter and violinist Brittney Parks combines looping string arrangements with experimental production to create R&B-inflected tracks that draw you in with idiosyncratic charm. The LA-based artist’s 2019 album Athena pulled together avant-garde jazz compositions with North African-style violin. Her latest release Natural Brown Prom Queen is Parks’ most approachable yet ambitious record to date, with 18 tracks that total nearly an hour of listening. Featuring a sprawling range of influences that span hip-hop, R&B, club beats and traditional west African music, Parks flexes her range – and takes a huge step towards the mainstream.
Elsewhere, Himera shares their debut album, Jockstrap release a shapeshifting album, and Rosalía reveals four new tracks on the deluxe edition of Motomami+.
HIMERA, SHARING SECRETS
JOCKSTRAP, I LOVE YOU JENNIFER B
GEORGE RILEY, RUNNING IN WAVES
MIDWXST, BACK IN ACTION 3.0
ROMA RADZ, REALLY IN LOVE
SUDAN ARCHIVES, NATURAL BROWN PROM QUEEN