We’re nearing the end of July, and, as luck would have it, there are a ton of album releases headed our way. Here are the ones worth keeping an eye on, coming to a streaming service near you on July 30:
Durand Jones & The Indications — Private Space
Genre: Soul, R&B
For fans of: Smooth, retro soul
Synopsis: Durand Jones & The Indications are back for their third release, this time venturing into more funk and disco than in their previous records. What hasn’t changed is their ability to fully capture the soul revivalist sound they’ve always been known for.
LUMP — Animal
Genre: Alternative indie
For fans of: Experimental experiences, artsy vibes
Synopsis: LUMP is a collaborative effort from folk singer-songwriter Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay of the band Tunng. LUMP features a mix of folktronica sounds and lo-fi soundscapes.
Torres — Thirstier
Genre: Indie rock, Singer-songwriter
For fans of: Less-polished indie, true-to-artist sounds
Synopsis: Mackenzie Ruth Scott, better known by her stage name Torres, has stated being inspired by musical theatre and Fleetwood Mac, which no doubt makes for an interesting combination. She also holds a degree in songwriting, so if you’re a stickler for good lyrics, Torres is your girl.
Yola — Stand For Myself
Genre: Soul, Retro country
For fans of: Amazing voices, strong storytelling
Synopsis: If there’s one thing British singer Yola has, it’s an insanely powerful voice. It’s hard not to be grabbed by her musical talent, even if the whole country soul thing isn’t your usual go-to. But then you stick around because a little bit of 70s country can be a fun change every once in a while.
Be sure to check back with us at the end of the week for a review of one of the albums above.
Which album are you most looking forward to? Did we miss any you’ve already got pre-saved on Spotify? Feel free to let us know in the comments below.
Featured image taken from Durand Jones & The Indications – Love Will Work It Out (Official Video) via Durand Jones & The Indications.