In new albums this week, we get a treat from A$AP Rocky a week early, Unknown Mortal Orchestra drop their third psych rock effort, and we’ve got a slew of new dancefloor packers courtesy of EDM superstar Alesso. Here’s the new music you need to hear this week…
A$AP Rocky: At.Long.Last.A$AP
With the A$AP Mob’s first release since the untimely death of their co-founder, A$AP Yams, Rocky returns with his second studio album. The record’s release was unexpectedly pushed up a week, perhaps in an effort to thwart leakers, as we were already hearing new tracks like “Electric Body” featuring Schoolboy Q, in addition to planned releases like “LSD,” “M’s,” and “Everyday.”
A.L.L.A is clearly in tribute to Yams, as the album cover features Rocky with Yams’ signature birthmark, and his vocals are featured on the album’s outro. The album also boasts features from Kanye West, Mos Def, Future, M.I.A., and UGK.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Multi-Love
The indie rockers in Unknown Mortal Orchestra have taken their psych rock sound and adapted it into something a little funkier for their third effort, Multi-Love. What we heard leading up to its release, songs like “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” and the title track, gave us a heads up on this soulful shift. Yet, with all the change happening, the album still features the trippy guitar work that we’ve come to know from UMO.
Led by the monster hit “Heroes (We Could Be)” featuring Tove Lo, Alesso’s debut album drops this week. Now, “debut,” while technically true, is somewhat of a misnomer. Alesso has been a big name producing and DJing on the EDM scene for at least five years. Forever is his first proper LP, and to commemorate such an occasion, it features other huge artists like Calvin Harris, OneRepublic, and Roy English.
Here’s what else is out this week: