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6 must-listen new albums from Tems, Kaytranada, J.P. and more

todayJune 7, 2024

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6 must-listen new albums from Tems, Kaytranada, J.P. NxWorries, Actress, Nduduzo Makhathini

HYFIN has curated a list of six essential new albums that came out today, June 7, 2024. The artists highlighted include Tems, Kaytranada, Actress, J.P., NxWorries, and Nduduzo Makhathini, featuring works from various genres and cultural backgrounds. Below is an in-depth look at these remarkable albums and each artist’s unique contributions.

Tems – Born in the Wild

Tems, the Nigerian singer-songwriter, makes a powerful debut with her studio album “Born in the Wild.” Known for her soulful voice and evocative lyrics, Tems blends Afrobeats, R&B, highlife, and hip-hop across 18 tracks. The album features collaborations with Asake and J. Cole, delving into themes of personal growth, spirituality, and resilience. Critics have praised the album for its rich production and emotional depth, solidifying Tems’ place in the global music scene. Check out Tems’ Tiny Desk concert.

Kaytranada – Timeless

Haitian-Canadian producer Kaytranada returns with “Timeless,” a 21-track album that showcases his evolution as a master of house, hip-hop, and R&B fusion. The album, marked by its energetic and enthralling pace, includes high-profile collaborations with Anderson .Paak, Childish Gambino, and PinkPantheress. Known for his polished production and innovative use of samples, Kaytranada’s latest work is both nostalgic and contemporary, cementing his status as a dance music powerhouse.

Actress – Statik

British electronic producer Actress, known for his experimental approach, presents “Statik,” his tenth studio album. Released through Smalltown Supersound, the album explores themes of meditation and transcendence. “Statik” features abstract soundscapes and intricate production, creating a meditative and immersive listening experience. Actress continues pushing electronic music’s boundaries, inviting listeners into a deeper, more introspective journey.

J.P. – Coming Out Party

Milwaukee’s own J.P., a rising star known for his viral hit “Bad Bitty,” releases his debut full-length album “Coming Out Party.” Combining introspective lyrics with catchy beats, J.P. showcases his versatility as an artist. The album reflects his experiences and journey, marked by danceable tracks and heartfelt storytelling. As a student-athlete and a music major, J.P. is carving out a unique niche in the music industry.

NxWorries – Why Lawd?

The dynamic duo NxWorries consists of Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge return with their sophomore album “Why Lawd?” This follow-up to their acclaimed debut “Yes Lawd!” features 19 tracks that blend funk, soul, and hip-hop. With notable collaborations, including Dave Chappelle, Thundercat, and Snoop Dogg, the album combines humor, introspection, and musical innovation. “Why Lawd?” reaffirms NxWorries’ place in contemporary music with its rich production and insightful lyrics.

Physical release is out now. Digital drops on June 14.

Nduduzo Makhathini – Unomkhubulwane

South African jazz pianist and composer Nduduzo Makhathini releases “uNomkhubulwane,” an album that pays homage to the Zulu goddess of fertility, rain, and agriculture. Makhathini’s work blends traditional African musical elements with contemporary jazz, creating a transcendent and culturally rich listening experience. The album explores fertility, growth, and connection themes, offering a profound and transformative musical journey.


Written by: Tarik Moody

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