Happy Sunday! Although the world feels like it’s currently on fire, I hope you find some solace in my New Music Sunday routine. There’s a TON of great music to listen to, so try to enjoy and support the artists where you can!
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!
Noteworthy album & EP releases:
Superstar – Caroline Rose
Chilombo – Jhené Aiko
~how i’m feeling~ – Lauv
The Fight – Overcoats
Ceremony – Phantogram
Burst – Snarls
Heavy Light – U.S. Girls
International Women’s Day is recognized on Sunday, March 8, but I wanted to share a post earlier in hopes that I can petition to make it a weekend-long event. I went back and forth on writing this post because I know there’s a lot of nuances around the topic of gender and its relation to music, specifically how women are labeled in ways like “women in rock” or “the best female in pop” right now when ultimately, most men, women, and non-binary artists want (at least I think), their talent to stand apart from their gender orientation.
HAPPY MARCH!!!! I’m so happy the first two months of 2020 are over—personally, January and February are just absolutely brutal, especially in Chicago. I can say with 100% confidence that this post is the best NMS post ever—and the longest! This week’s list includes a whopping FIFTY songs and you better believe they all slap.
Just over 16 years ago, the cultural phenomenon otherwise known as “nipplegate” shocked the nation after Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson performed at the 2004 Superbowl Halftime show. If you have been living under a rock since then, you may or may not be aware of what exactly went down. The TLDR version is that at the very end of the performance, Timberlake pulled off a piece of Jackson’s costume that revealed her right breast for less than a second to over 143 million viewers.
I feel like I say this every week, but this is LEGITIMATELY the best week for new music in a freakin’ long time. I have loved every single album I’ve listened to so far on the list below (I’ve heard 3.5 of them so far) and I can’t wait to dive into the rest of them.