The Pulse is the Uproxx Music guide to the best new albums, mixtapes, and other music releases that matter this week.
Much like the rest of us, it usually takes a minute or two for the music world to wake back up after the holiday season. Now that we’re a couple weeks deep into 2018, though, the gears of the big music machine are beginning to turn once again. This week, Camila Cabello proves that she’s just fine without Fifth Harmony, and we also have new projects from members of Radiohead and Animal Collective, as well as some other fun nuggets.
Camila Cabello — Camila
It would appear that leaving Fifth Harmony to adventure out by herself has turned out pretty well for Cabello. Not only is her Young Thug-featuring “Havana” is one of the biggest songs in the world, but her debut album is now out today. Thugger is the only feature on the album, so it seems that Cabello is relishing being on her own and the independence that provides.
BØRNS — Blue Madonna
This is an exciting release for Lana Del Rey fans, since she’s featured on both the title track and single “God Save Our Young Blood.” BØRNS himself is worth getting worked up over, too, since he’s perfectly capable of carrying a song on his own, which he’s proved on exciting alternative pop cuts like “Faded Heart.”
Anderson East — Encore