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5 must-listen new albums from Jlin, SiR, Tyla, Alice Coltrane, and Future & Metro Boomin

todayMarch 22, 2024

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5 must-listen new albums from Jlin, SiR, Tyla, Alice Coltrane, and Future & Metro Boomin
5 must-listen new albums from Jlin, SiR, Tyla, Alice Coltrane, and Future & Metro Boomin

Here are HYFIN’s approved five new albums you need to check out, released on Friday, March 22, 2024. These albums showcase artists’ incredible talent and creativity across various genres, from electronic and R&B to hip-hop and jazz. HYFIN dives into each exceptional project and the artists behind it.

The featured albums include Jlin’s “Akoma,” an evolutionary step in her unique footwork style; SiR’s “Heavy,” a deeply personal exploration of his struggles with addiction and fame; Tyla’s self-titled debut “TYLA,” blending amapiano and pop genres in a style she calls “popiano”; Alice Coltrane’s posthumous release “The Carnegie Hall Concert,” capturing the raw energy and spiritual depth of her 1971 performance; and Future and Metro Boomin’s third full-length collaboration “We Don’t Trust You,” showcasing their undeniable chemistry and hard-hitting sound.

Jlin – “Akoma”

Jlin - Akoma
Jlin – Akoma

Jerrilynn Patton, known professionally as Jlin, is an Indiana-based composer and producer making waves in the electronic music scene since her debut in 2011. Mentored by footwork pioneers RP Boo and DJ Rashad, Jlin has released critically acclaimed albums such as “Dark Energy” (2015) and “Black Origami” (2017). Her latest offering, “Akoma,” represents a significant evolution in her sound, featuring sharper editing, broader scope, and monumental arrangements. The album explores Jlin’s unique style of footwork, merging the genre’s foundation with various rhythmic musics from around the globe, and includes collaborations with artists like Björk, the Kronos Quartet, and Philip Glass.

SiR – “Heavy” 

SiR - Heavy
SiR – Heavy

Inglewood, California native SiR (Sir Darryl Farris) is an R&B singer and songwriter known for his soulful voice and introspective lyrics. Growing up in a musical family, SiR honed his skills at the Los Angeles Film School before collaborating with notable artists like Stevie Wonder and Jill Scott. His latest album, “Heavy,” is his most personal work to date, delving into his struggles with addiction, fame, and navigating success. The pandemic played a significant role in the album’s creation, with SiR confronting his demons and embarking on a journey of personal growth. “Heavy” is a testament to SiR’s resilience and commitment to honesty and vulnerability in his art.

Tyla – “TYLA” 

Tyla - TYLA
Tyla – TYLA

South African singer and songwriter Tyla (Tyla Laura Seethal) has made significant strides in the music industry since her debut in 2019. Her international breakthrough came with her single “Water,” released in July 2023, which became a top 10 hit in several countries. Tyla’s self-titled debut studio album, “TYLA” features a blend of amapiano and pop genres, a style she calls “popiano.” The album includes guest appearances from artists such as Kelvin Momo, Tems, Gunna, Skillibeng, Becky G, and Travis Scott. At just 22 years old, Tyla is poised to continue her ascent in music, bringing her unique sound and vibrant personality to a global audience.

Alice Coltrane – “The Carnegie Hall Concert” 

Alice Coltrane - "The Carnegie Hall Concert"
Alice Coltrane – “The Carnegie Hall Concert”

The late Alice Coltrane, a renowned jazz musician, composer, and spiritual leader, left behind a rich musical and spiritual legacy. “The Carnegie Hall Concert” is a posthumous release of a previously unreleased recording of her historic 1971 performance at the prestigious venue. The album captures the raw energy and spiritual depth of Alice Coltrane’s music during a pivotal moment in her career, just a few years after the passing of her husband, John Coltrane. The release of this album serves as both a historical document and a testament to her enduring influence in the world of jazz and beyond.

Future and Metro Boomin – “We Don’t Trust You” 

Future and Metro Boomin - "We Don't Trust You" 
Future and Metro Boomin – “We Don’t Trust You” 

Atlanta Rapper Future and renowned producer Metro Boomin have been frequent collaborators over the years, delivering hit projects like “DS2” and “What a Time to Be Alive” (with Drake). Their latest offering, “We Don’t Trust You,” marks their third full-length collaboration and showcases the duo’s undeniable chemistry. The 14-track album features Future’s signature melodic flow and introspective lyrics, paired with Metro Boomin’s hard-hitting, atmospheric production. With guest appearances from notable artists like Kendrick Lamar, Young Thug, Travis Scott, and Lil Baby, “We Don’t Trust You” solidifies Future and Metro Boomin’s status as one of hip-hop’s most formidable partnerships.

These five albums, spanning various genres and styles, demonstrate Black music’s incredible depth and breadth in 2024. From Jlin’s genre-bending electronic compositions to SiR’s introspective R&B, Tyla’s infectious popiano, Alice Coltrane’s spiritual jazz, and Future and Metro Boomin’s hard-hitting hip-hop, there is something for every music lover to enjoy. Be sure to listen to these albums and experience the talent, creativity, and passion that defines Black music today.


Written by: Tarik Moody

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