The electrifying Foals return this week with their fourth studio album, What Went Down– which is surely to take the spotlight among releases this week. That isn’t to say there isn’t anything else about, though. We have the latest release from Jamie xx’s In Colour, as well as George Ezra’s ‘Barcelona’.
One of the most eagerly anticipated records of 2015, What Went Down is the fourth studio album from rock band Foals and keeps the bar very high in terms of both quality and depth. A heavier sound reverberates throughout, with ‘Mountain At My Gates’ the pick of the bunch. Out via Transgressive.
The exceptional second album from the dub-rock trio, Between II Worlds features the irresistible ‘Two Minds’ as Nero solidify themselves as one of the best electro acts around at the moment, definitely see them live if you get the chance. Out via MTA.
Coinciding with the release of best single ‘Can’t Feel My Face’, The Weeknd’s second record Beauty Behind The Madness shows the evolution into a well-rounded R&B artist capable of large success in the charts, as shown by the worldwide reaction for ‘Earned It’, from the hit film Fifty Shades Of Grey. Out via XO.
‘I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)’ sees Jamie xx team up with Young Thug, with the track emerging from a soulful beginning before listeners are introduced to Thug’s rapping. Questionably explicit lyrics aside (“I wanna control you like voodoo” is disagreeable but not the worst), it’s hard not to want to sing along. Out via Young Turks.
With his debut album Wanted On A Voyage released in June last year, George Ezra is slowly trickling releases from it. His latest offering is ‘Barcelona’, showcasing Ezra’s velvety vocals that made him the soundtrack to many peoples’ 2014 Summer. A nice track to take us away from the gloominess that has come over this country, with a tropical video to boot. Out via Columbia.
‘Willing And Able’ is brought to us by electronic brothers duo Disclosure, with vocals from British singer Kwabs whose debut album will be released next month. The most recent track to spill from Disclosure’s hotly anticipated second album, Caracal, the laidback house track sets a slower pace than the tracks found on Settle, but with the same statement staccato beat as the track builds. Out via Island.