With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums from Stormzy, Fievel Is Glauque, Lykotonon, Wisdom Teeth, and Waajeed. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday newsletter to get our recommendations in your inbox every week. (All releases featured here are independently selected by our editors. When you buy something through our affiliate links, however, Pitchfork earns an affiliate commission.)
Stormzy: This Is What I Mean [0207 Def Jam/Interscope]
Grime superstar Stormzy is back with his third album. Continuing the evolution from his acerbic early bars to a more international and mellow sound, the London MC teed up the album with “Mel Made Me Do It” and a video featuring Usain Bolt, José Mourinho, and more. He wrote most of the album during a retreat to Osea Island, a small island in the Blackwater Estuary. “When you hear about music camps, they always sound intense and somber,” he said in press materials. “But this felt beautifully free.” Guests include Sampha, Nao, and Amaarae.
Fievel Is Glauque: Flaming Swords [Math Interactive]