Check out what music you might have missed in August below and follow the AltPress Discover playlist on Spotify to stay up to date on new music. Who knows? You just may find your next favorite band. Captivating hooks, a catchy chorus driven by a steady keyboard make easy to get carried away in the bright ambiance. Its accompanying imagery touches on how drug use makes someone feel and gives a surreal approach to an otherwise touchy subject. CHIKA changes from singing to rapping with ease, creating a track that makes the listener feel like they are on the most chill roller coaster floating through the clouds. A deep bass guitar resonates in the background as lively riffs ring through echoing cymbal hits. Need a song to get you up in the morning? The track boasts aggressive screams, raging riffs and a moving groove fit for an all-out brawl. Rock trio Happy.
Alison Mosshart — Sound Wheel (August 7)
From your favorite artists' latest projects to up-and-coming names you should know, we're here to keep your playlist feeling fresh. Welcome to the last TGIF of the summer! We still have a nice long month of summer to enjoy, and with it, tons of phenomenal hot new music. See below for more of the best new music releases for August. The Swedish artist released her debut single in , and her debut album in and has amassed over million global streams. Elliphant released her first single in and dropped her debut EP later that year. The year-old signed with Columbia records in and shortly thereafter released her debut EP Mine.
Usually I listen to Spotify and podcasts all the time, but my phone ran out of juice a few weeks ago so I put on radio one instead. Specifically, Greg James anthems which is followed by Clara Amfo who is a bop magnet. Do you know what I mean? Anyway, I was thinking: what tracks might have that effect in the future? Her record, Folklore , which was released only sixteen hours after it was announced we love a surprise album has already broken multiple streaming records and made number one in the Billboard charts immediately. Typically for Taylor Swift , her record is not just sonically sublime, but it is full of narrative, character arcs, clues and intersecting plotlines which add a special layer of interest and excitement for superfans. The track you have to hear is of course Cardigan. But, the whole record is excellent. It was accompanied with the visual conceptual album; Black is King.
New month, new music. As July begins to fade and August approaches, it's time to look forward to the new albums arriving in the next few weeks. The good news is, there's plenty of great stuff in the pipeline. The Kanye-shaped elephant in the room is of course Donda, his latest project. Meant to drop towards the end of July, West has since tweeted an album cover, but at the moment, little else is known. Given West's history of delays, we've not listed it below; if it does come, it'll be the month's talking point. Here, though, we've picked out the 10 must-listen releases that we are certain of, spanning the spectrum from lo-fi indie to blissed-out techno. Turn them up.