Who would have thought that one week into June we’d have the release of anthems, R&B bangers, jazzy dance tracks and a new Prince release?
But Black music is #BlackExcellence—and the promise of “Hot Vaxxed Girl Summer” means the release of tunes to get one in the (safely) partying mood.
This month, a variety of different artists hailing from a multitude of genres are releasing new albums and EPs and I am very here for it. One artist, in particular, has a posthumous album coming out that has been not-so-subtlety dropping tracks to get us all overly excited for what’s to come. The estate of Prince, the king of genre-bending, will be releasing Welcome 2 America on July 30 and has just released another track, “Born 2 Die”—which, if this man tells me I’m born to die, I’m going to listen to him.
Cynthia Erivo, star of Genius: Aretha, has announced she will be releasing her debut album this summer as well, giving us a slew of originals that will shake you to your core.
Additionally, you’ll be playing Michaela Jaé’s new hit half-house, half-disco, all funky song, “Something to Say,” over and over and over again, all summer long.