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, EPs, and mixtapes from Feist, Kara Jackson, Angel Olsen, Fenne Lily, Kiko el Crazy, Terry, MC Yallah, Shawny Binladen, Jesus Piece, and Natural Information Society. 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.)
Feist: Multitudes [Interscope]
On Multitudes, her first album in six years, Feist conjures up symphonic swells dotted with with introspective intervals and spacious sound design. Writing during the pandemic, the beloved Canadian singer-songwriter drew thematic inspiration from a pair of life-changing ruptures: the birth of her daughter and the sudden death of her father. She announced the LP with a trio of singles, including “In Lightning,” a song whose “interplay of onomatopoeic vocal layers, skittering drums, and string parts is reminiscent of Vespertine-era Björk,” wrote Pitchfork’s Jill Mapes.