An occasional look at what media and music I have on heavy rotation. See previous editions here.
Spring. Time for new music and media – here’s a selection of what should be on your listening list this month.
- Ocean Wisdom / Wizville – Stunningly accomplished album from Camden born / Brighton living rapper Ocean Wisdom, who now claims to be the fastest talking rapper in the world. Never mind the fast flows, there are some excellent beats & rhymes throughout this album, along with collaborations from Method Man and Dizzee Rascal.
- The Weeknd / My Dear Melancholy, – good to see The Weeknd back, I love his voice and he writes some of the best R&B around today. The comma in the title tells me there is much more to come on this cycle. Definitely worth a listen.
- Hildur Gudnadottir & Johann Johannsson / Mary Magdalene (Original Soundtrack) – I first heard music from Hildur Gudnadottir on The Handmaid Tale and discovered a rich vein of neo-classical cello music. This collaboration with the late, great Johann Johannsson is beautiful soundtrack music.
- Jacob Bellens / Trail of Intuition – Fourth solo album from Danish singer/songwriter Jacob Bellens. Sits somewhere between precision synth-pop and a more delicate singer-songwriter approach. Beautiful stuff that is excellent listening.
- Nina Persson / Ligg Lagt – this single took me by surprise, a Swedish language cover version of Over and Over by Hot Chip, from the former Cardigans singer. It’s a cracker of a single.
All album links in here will take you to Spotify. Let me know what I should be listening to in the comments.