Here’s my pick of the albums you need to hear that dropped today
Melodrama – Lorde
Melodrama, the “Royals” singers sophomore album, is a concept album about a house party. From the excitement of that first great song to the beginnings of a hangover, it’s worth listening to in sequence to get the full experience. Despite the influence of the likes of Jack Antonoff (Taylor Swift, Sara Bareilles) and Kuk Harrell (Justin Bieber, Rihanna), this pop album is still uniquely Lorde.
We Used To Bloom by Denai Moore
Londoner Denai Moore’s latest album is a a beautiful and affecting glimpse into a young woman learning to love herself and accept her flaws. Moore explores topics like anxiety, greed and the “transformative” power of love here with extraordinary grace and poise. With smooth R&B beats and sincere vocals, “We Used To Bloom” is a pleasure to listen to.
Spitting Image by The Strypes
If you’d like a throwback to retro rock and roll, Spitting Image is your album of the week. It feels a little rock-y, a little blues-y, a little indie, but it’s a mix that works well. The Cavan natives third record is more polished than their previous offerings but the rawness of a good live performance is still very much tangible.