Spirit (Walt Disney/Columbia)
Taken from The Lion King: Gift, the album Beyoncé curated and produced to accompany Disney’s new film, Spirit is a suitably dramatic affair. Bey’s calling it “sonic cinema” and we’re not arguing.
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Bon Iver release fourth album I, I on August 30, and the drip feed of intro tracks continues with Faith, a billowing display of Justin Vernon’s talents.
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Bones (Warner Records)
Warner’s new signing wants to make your hairs stand on end, and he’s using piano chords and an epic chorus swollen with emotion to do so.
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When You Know What Love Is (Speakerbox/Insanity)
There’s nothing like an appearance on Love Island to boost streaming, and Craig David’s recent villa bow is working wonders for this summery rush.
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The rising indie kids resurface with a maudlin floorfiller that’s already storming the festival circuit. They headline O2 Forum in October.
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And Then There’s You (Domino)
Bill Ryder-Jones has made a piano-only version of last year’s Yawn LP, laying bare the tangled feelings piled up in its songs. This one’s a real gem.
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The Git Up (BBR Music Group/BMG)
Had your fill of Old Town Road? Say hello to Atlanta’s Blanco Brown and his viral ‘trailer trap’ sound. This has more than 32 million Spotify plays so far.
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