All of this week’s new releases and videos can be seen here and here respectively (or at least the ones I know about/have time to round up!). Below are some of my highlights from today.
Dropped new music or visuals today? Let us know here & here respectively.
I don’t say this often but this feels like a really important album from @lecrae & @1kphew. If the title “No Church In A While” resonates with you, this is THE album for you. I simply can not wait to hear all the stories of how this album helped rekindle people’s faiths and heal people’s church hurts. (and goodness knows I’ve got a few church hurts of my own that need such healing!)
Important nature of the album aside, Lecrae and 1K Phew are vibing for real on these joints! Maaaan this is an easy listen and head bopper! Go and stream #NCIAW now! It’s special.
My early favourite track is the title track, what’s yours? Let me know in the comments below.
Notable New Releases
Easily my favourite single release of this week is Aaron Dews’ Better One. Honestly, you’re going to struggle to find a Better One this week. It goes hard!
Canon and Poetics Knocked Out another one…
Fight The Fade might just be among my current top 10 favourite artists and they continue to strengthen their case for a place with Composure. Stream it here along with the other singles released so far in one of those ‘self-compiling’ projects of today’s times.
You can catch MŌRIAH LIVE from the Quarry today. You can read our review and watch our brilliant chat with Moriah here.
Where are you spending Christmas? Caleb Gordon and friends are spending Christmas In Eden and it’s a Winter Wonderland!
Steven Malcolm and Derek Minor are chilling on rooftops on the Rooftop Freestyle. Read more about this team up with Grammy winning producers BoogzDaBeast (Kanye West, Kevin Gates, YNW Melly), FNZ (A$AP Rocky, Denzel Curry, The Kid LAROI) and Dayme here.
“I sit back and sometimes I just kneel, and Lord do everything that’s In Your Will”
B. Cooper returns with his first new track in a long time, and the first of 2 new tracks being dropped before the end of the year.
King Chav dropped The Trailer.
Gospel rap OG Von Won examines Pain & Praise in his latest album. I’ve only listened to a couple of tracks but I’m already eager to listen to the rest tomorrow.
The 9th volume of Rottweiler Records’ Fleas Naughty Dog has arrived on Bandcamp, and as today’s Bandcamp Friday the band gets all proceeds from any sales so get buying quick! You can also listen to the whole project there before buying
While on the heavy train, Brotality took a Nosedive
And for a bit of AC respite, The Afters released their first live album – When Heaven Touches Earth: Live at The Grove
Chris Oaks and MvkeyyJ Check The Wrist in their latest offering
DJ Em D, V. Rose & Deiv are feeling Grateful
Rejoice (O Come) for Boiling Point have a new Christmas single out featuring Christopher Becknell & Hannah Elizabeth
Notable Music Videos
Rare of Breed tackles healing and recovery in his latest single I Got A Friend featuring his trusted friend Loren Day. Man this song hits home and boy do these two sound good on tracks together! Stream it here
“When hope is gone I know you’ll be there” I really love the lyrics for Defender and it really feels like Amongst Wolves have been stepping up their visuals work over the last two videos. and I’m here for it! Keep up the great work guys and girls.
Manafest is running with wolves in his new single & music video. Stream it here and pre-order the new album I Run with Wolves here.
UNSECRET teamed up with NEONI to get Ready For War!
But before war you have a Silent Night…and yes I’m aware I’ve put this after Ready for War…it’s called irony! This video from Tommee Profitt and Fleurie is hauntingly beautiful!
For my spanish speakers, Angie Rose, Ekos & Townix drop the video for Es Navidad ft. Omy Alka. Issa vibe, even if you don’t speak spanish!
Something I Slept On Last Week
Kylie Berry; get familiar with the name! This is a seriously beautiful EP, hauntingly so in places. If your soul’s in need of Restoration, this is the EP for you, both by name and nature!
The How Ridiculous Slot
How Ridiculous aren’t playing about! They now have a BATCOPTER to play with. Wait…
Seriously though, this is an engineering feat!
I hope these roundups introduce you to a few new artists each week. I’m aiming to have these up as early on release days as possible in future weeks/update them as the day goes on.
If you know of any releases I’ve missed on the new releases list or any videos in the video gallery, let me know in the comments below/send us a DM on social media. Want to come on board and help us cover more on new release days, or any other day for that matter, please contact us and read more information here (we’re looking for tons of new writers currently, I can’t cover everything!).
I hope everyone reading this has a great weekend, and I’ll see you next Friday for the next roundup.