New Music Highlights

BRAZIL305

Gloria Estefan
Label: Crescent Moon Records
Release Date: August 13, 2020

BRAZIL305 marks Gloria Estefan’s first album in seven years. The new release features four new original songs, as well as Brazilian-inspired renditions of hits including “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” and “Get On Your Feet.”

A Celebration of Endings

Biffy Clyro
Label: Warner
Release Date: August 14, 2020

A Celebration of Endings marks the Scottish band’s eighth LP. The 11-track release celebrates the raucous energy of the band’s early years, while simultaneously offering a more introspective record through pop-dusted, hard-hitting melodies.

Crave

Kiesza
Label: Zebra Spirit Tribe
Release Date: August 14, 2020

Crave marks the electro-pop artist’s sophomore album. An “80’s pop-inspired record” laced with motifs of personal growth, Crave is stacked with dancefloor ready bops.

Die Midwestern

Arlo McKinley
Label: Oh Boy Records
Release Date: August 14, 2020

Debut record from Cincinnati’s Arlo McKinley on Oh Boy Records. The last artist that John Prine personally signed to his label before passing, calling Arlo a “great songwriter.”

Mixtape, Vol. 1

Kane Brown
Label: Sony
Release Date: August 14, 2020

On the heels of his release of single “Cool Again,” Kane Brown is back with new music. The 7-track EP finds the country star crossing-over into new genres and is stacked with star-studded features from Swae Lee and Khalid on “Be Like That,” and John Legend on “Last Time I Say Sorry.”

Non-Secure Connection

Bruce Hornsby
Label: Zappo Productions
Release Date: August 14, 2020

Non-Secure Connection is a 10-track release that taps both newcomers and longtime friends for collaboration. On his new project, Bruce Hornsby taps the Shins’ James Mercer, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Wayne Pooley, Jamila Woods, Vernon Reid and even a posthumous duet with the late Leon Russell.

Show Pony

Orville Peck
Label: Columbia Records
Release Date: August 14, 2020

The lone ranger’s dazzling alt-pop EP is finally here. The six-track release, woven with Peck’s Roy Orbison-esque sound, is led by a dreamy pop collaboration with Shania Twain.

Solitude

Tori Kelly
Label: Capitol/Schoolboy
Release Date: August 14, 2020

Written in isolation amid the pandemic, Solitude was self-produced by Tori Kelly and the help of frequent collaborators Monro, Spencer Stewart, Stint, and Jorgen Odegard. In addition to a cover of Drake’s “Time Flies,” the 5-track EP celebrates the artist’s newfound joy in life after getting married.

Twice As Tall

Burna Boy
Label: Atlantic
Release Date: August 14, 2020

Executive produced by Diddy, Bosede Ogulu, and Burna Boy himself, Twice As Tall is a follow-up to his 2019 record, African Giant. The 15-track release is stacked with features from Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Stormzy, Youssou D’Our, and Naughty by Nature.