In this segment, we showcase the most notable albums out each week. Here are the albums out on July 5th, 2019:
Dreamville, Revenge of the Dreamers III: J. Cole’s long-awaited Dreamville compilation is out now via Interscope records. The follow-up to 2015’s Revenge of The Dreamers II features a long list of artists from the Dreamville roster, including J. Cole, J.I.D, Bas, EARTHGANG’s Johnny “Olu O. Fann” Venus, Young Nudy, as well as Ari Lennox, Omen, Ty Dolla $ign, and Dreezy. Cole has been teasing the project since January, while a new documentary about the making of the album called Revenge: A Dreamville Film also became available to watch on YouTube this Tuesday.
Jaden Smith, Erys: Self-proclaimed icon Jaden Smith follows 2017’s baffling Syre LP with Erys, out now via MSFTS Music/Roc Nation/Republic Records. The album features guest appearances from his sister Willow, Tyler, the Creator, Kid Cudi, as well as A$AP Rocky. “Syre is the nice one, kind of the more sensitive one,” Smith said in an interview. “And Erys is just kind of like, doesn’t really care at all.”
Jesca Hoop, Stonechild: The American singer-songwriter’s fifth full-length studio album is a follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed Memories Are Now, which featured impressive songwriting and a stripped-down, raw acoustic sound. Produced by John Parish, the album features the single ‘Outside of Eden’ with Justis and Kate Stables of This Is the Kit. “I have to say it’s a moody little guy,” says Jesca Hoop about the album, “and she’s definitely on a trip… dressed in something dark and rich.”
The Soft Cavalry, The Soft Cavalry: This new band is made up of Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell and musician Steve Clark, who married in 2018. The husband-wife duo’s self-titled debut album is out via Bella Union and was produced by Steve’s brother Michael Clark. It follows Slowdive’s return in 2017 with their self-titled album, while earlier this year the shoegaze band reissued their classic album Pygmalion. It’s interesting to see how this one will compare to Goswell’s work in Slowdive.
BABii, HiiDE: UK electronic artist BABii makes futuristic electro-pop/R&B with a dreamy, ethereal aesthetic that has been compared to the likes of Grimes and FKA Twigs. BABii has also collaborated with inventive electronic producer Iglooghost, who supported her in making her debut album, which is out now via Deathwaltz Records. “When writing it, I was still trying to keep a dying relationship alive,” BABii says, “but it was falling apart because of secrets being kept, I was also his secret and there was a lot of things hidden between us.”
Other albums out today: Machine Gun Kelly, Hotel Diablo; Abbath, Outstrider.