Welcome back chums! Let’s get stuck into the best new music, locally and around the world. This week Tim “sh-t happens” Lambert has collected some freaky late night beats, all the stars from the upcoming Black Panther soundtrack, and even brings sexy back.
SZA and Kendrick Lamar, All The Stars
Movie soundtracks are a strange thing: easy to completely stuff, and very hard to get right. Marvel have absolutely nailed the first cut from the soundtrack to the soon-to-be-released Black Panther, recruiting two of the most relevant and present artists currently recording. In fact, Kendrick and Top Dawg Entertainment’s Anthony Tiffith have actually curated and compiled the entire album. Much hype.
Black Panther: The Album is out Feb 9 via Universal Music.
Justin Timberlake, Filthy
If you were on social media last week you would have noticed the internet was going suitably ballistic at the suspicion that JT’s upcoming fourth solo album, Man Of The Woods, was going to be a country record. Evidence: the title, the tracklisting (Livin’ Off The Land, Breeze Off The Pond) and the man himself rocking some flannel in his Bon Iver-inspired press shot. Filthy is, umm… not country. In fact it’s almost the polar opposite, and exactly what we have come to expect from one of the world’s biggest acts.
Man Of The Woods is out Feb 2 via Sony Music.
Marcus Marr, Familiar Five
Late night producer Marcus Marr has dropped the title track off his upcoming EP (out Feb 2), and it’s a sinister number that whispers in your ear, encouraging you to embrace your inner freak (we all have one).
Tonight Alive, Disappear feat. Lynn Gunn
Happy release weekend to UNFD darlings Tonight Alive! The band’s fourth album Underworld is now out in the world (check out our review here and our catch-up with lead singer Jenna McDougall here), and to celebrate the four-piece have released its third single featuring PVRIS’ Lynn Gunn.
Underworld is out now via UNFD.
Jack White, Connected By Love and Respect Commander
Okay, I’m still wrapping my head around these two, so will be reserving final judgment for the time being. But at the very least, I’m thankful to have new Jack White in my life. Off the back of announcing his third solo album Boarding House Reach (release date TBC), White dropped these ambitious, sprawling and frankly bizarre pair of songs.
JAY-Z, Family Feud feat. Beyoncé
While the track is not new (check out our review of the exceptional 4:44), the accompanying film clip is, and now that it isn’t exclusive to TIDAL I thought I’d share it with you all. Like anything the royal family touch, this is dripping in grandeur. All hail our future queen Blue Ivy.
4:44 is out now via Def Jam.