Colter Wall, the Saskatchewan country singer-songwriter, has released his first album released as part of a collaboration between La Honda and RCA Records. In addition to several originals, it includes covers of Hoyt Axton’s “Evangelina” and Ian Tyson’s “The Coyote & the Cowboy.” Little Songs is Wall’s first album since 2020’s Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs.
Lil Tjay: 222 [Columbia]
Lil Tjay survived a shooting on June 22, 2022. His new album, 222, features a song called “June 22nd,” plus a sequel to his post-shooting release “Beat the Odds.” It features contributions from Summer Walker, Polo G, Fivio Foreign, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Coco Jones, Jadakiss, and the Kid Laroi.
Far Caspian: The Last Remaining Light [Tiny Library]
Irish musician Joel Johnston records under the name Far Caspian; The Last Remaining Light is the follow-up to 2021’s Ways to Get Out. The new album threads haunting harmony and knotty, post-hardcore cadences into a rousing folk frame. “My initial songs were part of a healing process that I went through at an early age, so I don’t really identify with them as much anymore,” Johnston said in a statement. “I’ve drifted very far from that—not just emotionally, but also stylistically.”