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New Music Friday: The best releases out Oct. 7

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WILLOW’s first single, “Whip My Hair,” came out just shy of the singer’s 10th birthday. Now 21, she’s returned with her fifth full-length album, titled . The record has big arena-rock vibes to go with its spiky pop-punk songcraft, and it effectively captures WILLOW’s gift for conveying deeply felt emotions and the thrum of anxiety. We’ve also got new albums from genre-smashing singer, rapper and multi-instrumentalist NNAMDÏ, arty rapper Open Mike Eagle, dance-music producer TSHA and the venerated space-jazz ensemble Sun Ra Arkestra.

Featured Albums:

1. WILLOW —
Featured Songs: “WHY?,” “ur a
2. NNAMDÏ — Please Have a Seat
Featured Songs: “Armoire,” “ANXIOUS EATER,” “Careful”
3. Open Mike Eagle — Component System With the Auto Reverse
Featured Songs: “79th and Stony Island,” “I Retired Then I Changed My Mind,” “Peak Lockdown Raps”
4. TSHA — Evergreen
Featured Songs: “OnlyL (feat. Nimmo),” “Giving Up (feat. Mafro),” “Running,” “Sister,” “Anxious Mind (feat. Clementine Douglas)”
5. Sun Ra Arkestra — Living Sky
Featured Songs: “Somebody Else’s Idea,” “Marshall’s Groove,” “Night of the Living Sky,” “Firefly”

Lightning Round:

Quavo & Takeoff — Only Built for Infinity Links
Fatnice — Vanglorious
Say She She — Prism
Collapsing Stars — Fame



 

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