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Nü Music Friday, Weekly Roundup 6/25/21

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Lots of new albums came out this Friday! Here’s a few of them on this week’s Nü Music Friday:

Tyler, The Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost 

With the early releases of “LUMBERJACK” and “WUSYANAME”, Tyler, The Creator released his sixth album Call Me If You Get Lost. This work is an entire mix of his aesthetic, views on himself growing richer, old, and straying out of his older, more controversial Cherry Bomb era.

The 16 track album included an opening skit on his YouTube channel. Call Me If You Get Lost includes features Pharrel, Lil Wayne, Ty Dolla $ign, Frank Ocean and more. To a Tyler fan, Call Me If You Get Lost still has aggressive bars, showing how the “old Tyler” is never gone. But it stands out from IGOR and earlier works in the fact that he and his producing career is unpredictable.

Doja Cat – Planet HER

Doja Cat’s dreamworld is finally here in her new album Planet HER. With features from Ariana Grande, SZA, The Weekend, J.I.D, and more, Doja’s sweet-singing and free-form rapping jump on topics of sex, exes, femininity and being enough. Exploring Planet HER’s feminine features and subtle disses brings a great (and easily digestible) summer album.

Katastro – “Droptop”

Alt-rock/hip-hop group Katastro released their newest single “Droptop”, which is on their upcoming album Sucker. “Droptop” is the perfect feel-good, coasting-and-cruising song for the summer.

Sucker will consist of 12 tracks and will be released on July 16th via Silverback Music’s Controlled Substance Sound Labs. The band will kick off its release with a West Coast tour, The Sucker Summer Run. Click here for tour dates and additional information.

Lucy Dacus – Home Video

This week, Lucy Dacus released her third album, Home Video, which is an ode to her hometown of Richmond, Virginia. The over-Christianated youth that Dacus grew up in is poked and prodded in this album. While touching on bisexuality and the struggles she faced with herself, Dacus carefully unwinds stories of herself with backup from bandmates Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker.

Big Sean – Finally Famous (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

10 years since Big Sean released Finally Famous, Big Sean celebrated its anniversary with its deluxe version. With large features from John Lennon, Nicki Minaj, Young Thug and more, the deluxe version includes remastering along with a new song “Freshman 10”.

“This is the album that changed everything for me. It took me from being a mixtape artist to going from city to city and hearing myself on the radio”, explains Sean on Instagram. “My voice was super high. I was just figuring it out, dawg, nervous as hell.”

 Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits”

Ed Sheeran’s new summer single is bound to be a hit, check it out below:

Cautious Clay – Deadpan Love 

Singer-songwriter and producer Cautious Clay released another emotional album this week, Deadpan Love. In an interview with American Songwriter, Clay explains “relationships are the most important things that we have and really determine where things are for us and our ability to move throughout the world… I think about it like [going from] hot to cold or red to blue, in terms of the sonic approach on the album.”

Jaden Smith – “BYE”

Jaden Smith also released a summer single this week, “BYE”. This easy-going song is about losing hope in a relationship.

Ski Mask The Slump God – Sin City The Mixtape

Making a surprising appearance this week, Ski Mask The Slump God returned from his three-year hiatus with the release of Sin City The Mixtape. The 9-track album attests to his time spent honing his craft, as Ski Mask explains to HipHopDX that:

“…it might have seemed like I wasn’t working or anything like that because it’s been so long, but that’s not the case. I was working my a*s off, and I was sharpening my tools and trying to get my mind right and in that space. If the mind is not right, then what I execute or try to do won’t come out right either, so I had to wait until my mental was right.”

Additionally, Ski Mask plans to release a full-length album this October, which will hopefully hold more of the energy that Sin City The Mixtape has.

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