7 Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now

By Allison Hussey

With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums from Angel Olsen, Kelly Lee Owens, Disclosure, Jyoti, Caitlin Pasko, Samia, and Sevdaliza. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday newsletter to get our recommendations in your inbox every week. (All releases featured here are independently selected by our editors. When you buy something through our affiliate links, however, Pitchfork earns an affiliate commission.)

Angel Olsen: Whole New Mess [Jagjaguwar]

Before she took to a studio to complete All Mirrors in 2018, Angel Olsen recorded early versions of its songs at a church-turned-studio in Washington. Songs like “New Love Cassette,” “Lark Song,” and “Chance (Forever Love)” rub shoulders with two new tracks, “Whole New Mess” and “Waving, Smiling.” In a statement about the record, Olsen said she wanted the recordings to capture the raw feelings of the songs’ vulnerability. “The songs are completely different, in my opinion. They all have different feelings because the music behind them is really different,” she told Pitchfork.

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Kelly Lee Owens: Inner Song [Smalltown Supersound]

Having released her self-titled debut in 2017, Kelly Lee Owens described the three years leading up to Inner Song as some of the hardest of her life. After announcing the album with the single “Melt!” in February, the Welsh singer and producer delayed the May release date due to the pandemic. She’s since shared the songs “Night,” “On,” and “Corner of My Sky,” which features an appearance from John Cale; the album also includes a cover of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi.”

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