Keeping up with new music can be exhausting, even impossible. From the weekly album releases to standalone singles dropping on a daily basis, the amount of music is so vast it’s easy for something to slip through the cracks. Even following along with the Uproxx recommendations on a daily basis can be a lot to ask, so every Monday we’re offering up this rundown of the best music released in the last week.
This week saw Beyonce’s stunning new The Lion King album, and catchy additions to the pop conversation from Hayley Kiyoko and Charli XCX. Yeah, it was a great week for new music. Check out the highlights below.
Beyonce — The Lion King: The Gift
Not only did Beyonce remake some of the classic Lion King songs as part of her starring role in the new remake, but she went above and beyond by curating an album of songs inspired by the film. She pulled out all the stops, too. Aside from herself, the record also features Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, co-star Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, and plenty of guests beyond that.
Nas — The Lost Tapes II