This weekend’s playlist includes an uplifting, bad bitch anthem from Lizzo, an album from Coachella headliners, Swedish House Mafia, and a surprise project from the mysterious U.K. music collective, Sault.
Lizzo is back with another feel-good anthem titled “About Damn Time.” The upbeat, disco-infused track also arrives with an accompanying visual, which follows a sweatsuit-clad Lizzo attending a “stressed and sexy” support group before breaking out into her inner diva—wearing a blue sequined jumpsuit—and finally realizing that it’s “about damn time.” The three-time Grammy winner is slated to release her fourth album, Special, on July 15. [artist info]
Swedish House Mafia, Paradise Again
Just days before they are set to take the stage with The Weeknd at Coachella, Swedish House Mafia has unleashed their long-awaited debut album, Paradise Again. The 17-track project arrives 12 years after the powerhouse trio released their debut single “One.” Paradise Again features previously-released singles “Redlight,” “It Gets Better,” “Lifetime,” and “Moth To A Flame.” [artist info]
In true Sault fashion, the mysterious U.K.-based music collective has returned with a surprise new album titled Air, which is their first since 2021’s Nine. Air sounds different from their previous releases as it features extensive, orchestral compositions—lasting longer than 12 minutes on one track—with only non-lyrical choral performances. The 7-track project truly sounds like the score of a theatrical production set on a different planet—hence the cover art—which shows a woman standing on a platform, glancing down at what appears to be Earth. [artist info]
Dreamville’s Bas has returned with his first solo project since 2019’s Spilled Milk. The 4-track record titled [Bump] Pick Me Up includes the previously released “The Jackie” featuring J. Cole and Lil Tjay, as well as guest features from fellow Dreamville signee Ari Lennox, Galimatias, and Gunna. Bas also shared a visual for his track, “[Admire Her]” featuring Gunna. [artist info]
After releasing his first EP Colorway in March 2021, Destin Conrad has returned with a new single titled “Unpredictable” featuring Kiana Ledé. The smooth RnB track, which explores why spontaneity can be pivotal to keeping the spark alive in long relationships, comes with a stunning visual by Llama and FiELD TRiP. Conrad is set to hit the road with Syd on her Broken Hearts Club tour, which is scheduled to hit L.A. on May 7 at The Novo. [artist info]
The New York-based, Florida-raised singer has delivered a new track called “More Than I Deserve.” It’s the first taste for what listeners can expect from Nesta’s upcoming project, Hope It Gets Better. [artist info]
Los Angeles’ very own Kalan.Frfr celebrated his birthday by gifting fans with his first visual of the year for his latest single, “Popstar.” The BenMarc-directed video follows him living out a lavish, popstar lifestyle as he parades through Las Vegas. The track is slated to be featured on his upcoming project due this summer via Roc Nation/First Class Entertainment. [artist info]
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