5/15 - Fresh Picks

Gone are the days of slogging through reviews to find out which new music is worth your precious time. We're proud to present our Weekly Music Roundup, where we give quick and dirty summaries of the latest releases.  

Every Friday we update our ‘Natural Music Fresh Picks’ playlist with everything new that we feel is worth hearing, give it a follow to keep up with the best new music!

Charli XCX - How I'm Feeling Now [bubblegum bass, electropop]

Charli’s quarantine album is fully rooted in the context it was created. Longing for the past and uncertain of the future, it’s a killer project packed with pop bangers.

Perfume Genius - Set My Heart on Fire Immediately [art pop]

This hotly anticipated album certainly doesn’t disappoint, but many may be surprised by its pastoral undertones and occasional bursts of noise pop.

Moses Sumney - græ [art pop]

Sumney’s sprawling double-album græ is so rich in content and so vast in musicality it would be impossible to unpack everything in just a sentence, a sonic marvel fusing experimental folk, soul, jazz and art rock

Nick Hakim - WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD [psychedlic soul]

Hakim drenches neo-soul in reverb, dressing modern anxieties in sweet RnB and psychedelic1 fuzz.

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Yung Lean - STARZ [cloud rap]

Yung Lean refines his unique brand of melodrama, continuing to deliver heartfelt emo rap accompanied by spacey trap beats, delivered with his signature fragmentary vocal style that feels more polished, more purposeful, than ever.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Mosaic of Transformation [progressive electronic]

Smith concocts another new organism, mixing her voice with a stream of bubbling and flowing synths.  This album offers a calm vision of transformation but does not hint at what is on the other side.

Various Artists - Pacific Breeze 2: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1972-1986 [compilation]

For fans of future funk and vaporwave, here’s where your music comes from. Featuring heavyweights like Anri and Tomoko Aran, Pacific Breeze 2 offers up funky basslines, perky synths, and tales of young love that you won’t be able to understand.

Jerry Paper - Abracadabra [psychedelic pop]

The comical Jerry Paper returns to reaffirm his world of easy-listening soft rock. Singing on lip balm, hypnosis, and post cryo tube meals, the albums mixes familiar sonics in an eccentric cocktail.

Josey Rebelle - Josey In Space [house, techno, electronic]

Coming off winning Essential Mix of the Year, Josey Rebelle delivers her contribution to Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space series. Expect slippery house grooves, dreamy breaks, and touches

of hip-hop.

Auscultation - III [outsider house]

Nathan Micay - Billing Service [ambient trance]

Einstürzende Neubauten - ALLES IN ALLEM [art pop, post-industrial]

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