In this segment, we showcase the most notable albums out each week. Here are the albums out on November 8th, 2019:
FKA Twigs, MAGDALENE: Forward-pushing R&B artist Tahliah Barnett aka FKA Twigs is back after 5 years of studio silence with her new record, Magdalene, out now via Young Turks. Originally scheduled for relase on October 25, the album follows her 2015 EP M3LL155X, and is co-produced by an impressive list of producers including Jack Antonoff, Metro Boomin, Nicolas Jaar, Kenny Beats, Oneohtrix Point Never, Jeff Kleinman, Skrillex, Sounwave, and Michael Uzowuru. “I never thought heartbreak could be so all-encompassing,” she explained in a statement. “But the process of making this album has allowed me for the first time, and in the most real way, to find compassion when I have been at my most ungraceful, confused and fractured. I stopped judging myself and at that moment found hope in Magdalene. To her I am forever grateful.”
Mount Eerie and Julie Doiron, Lost Wisdom pt. 2: Phil Elverum aka Mount Eerie and Canadian singer-songwriter Julie Doiron return with a sequel to their 2008 collaborative album Lost Wisdom. The album deals with the tragic loss of Elverum’s wife, the artist Geneviève Castrée, which he delved into on 2017’s emotionally harrowing A Crow Looked at Me and 2018’s Only Now, as well as his marriage to actress Michelle Williams and their subsequent separation. “Finding myself staring into another fire, disoriented by the changes, these songs came out,” he explains. “I tried to make songs that did not rely at all on who I am or who I am singing about… My fingers are crossed that when I push them out to sea they will be met with calm humane understanding. That’s what they’re about after all.”
Kai Whiston, No World As Good as Mine [Released November 6th]: Electronic producer Kai Whiston has released his new album, No World As Good as Mine. It is a follow up to his 2018’s studio album Kai Whiston Bitch, as well as his excellent collaborative project with BABii and Iglooghost, XYZ, released earlier this year. The album is 60 minutes and is accompanied by a 60-page book that includes lyrics, credits, illustrations, journal entries, an interview, and photographs.
Emotional Oranges, The Juice Vol. II: Rising R&B outfit Emotional Oranges have come out with their follow up to The Juice Vol. I, which was released back in May. Comprised of male singer/audio engineer “A” and vocalist “V”, the mysterious duo had disclosed very little information about the album prior to the release, apart from releasing the lead single, ‘Sundays’, a song about lost love that was “inspired by one of our close friend’s (and collaborator) divorce.”
Other albums out today: The Script, Sunsets and Full Moons; Westlife, Spectrum; Girl Ray, Girl; Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders, Get The Money; SebastiAn, Thirst.