Stream our favorite music releases from this past week.
Bebe Rexha's Bebe
Bebe Rexha has come a long way from simply being another female songstress on an Eminem song, as she’s fully grown into her own skin with her partially eponymous LP, Bebe. With guest spots ranging from Snoop Dogg to Dolly Parton, it's clear keeping things versatile is the name of the game here, and there are some genuine pop gems spread all throughout.
Beach House's Become
Barely a year removed from its latest full-length masterpiece, Beach House has gifted the masses with another syrupy set of songs. The duo's Record Store Day EP, Become, kicks off as chilling as their projects tend to, as "American Daughter" reels listeners back in with the spectral sound we've grown used to hearing from them. And while many will argue it couldn't hold a candle to their older stuff, they remain as listenable as ever to us.
Joy Oladokun's Proof of Life
As unique a songwriter as the streaming era has had to offer, Joy Oladokun’s Proof of Life is proof of her all-around capabilities, making it one of the week's must-listen releases. With features from H-Town rapper Maxo Kream and an oddly-placed homage to grunge pop in "We're All Gonna Die," which leans more toward Weezer’s end of the spectrum than Green Day’s, the emotional album has its high points and some pretty surprising ones, too.
Skepta & Jammer's "Mas Murder"
Assuming "Mas Murder" reaches the right audience, it’s a bombastic instrumental that would fit right in at some sort of Tulum beach event this summer. And even though Skepta's name is tacked into the artist slot, don't expect the U.K. legend to deliver his signature flow here; as we said, it's just an instrumental, but still worth your time.
Rico Nasty's "Turn It Up"
Hot off their latest project, 100 Gecs finally reunited with Rico Nasty for another eardrum-rattling single. The raucous D.C. rapper asks haters far and wide a handful of questions on her latest single, but few resonate as much as “Why you lookin’ at my page when you ain’t even wash your ass?” -- something to ask yourself, seriously.
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