1) French Kiwi Juice by FKJ - French producer and multi-instrumentalist FKJ offers his debut album filled with a wonderful blend of jazz, electronic and soulful vibes.
2) American Teen by Khalid - Title track "American Teen" sets the perfect tone for Khalid's debut album. The 19-year-old R&B crooner offers a solid project consisting of youthful energy and his experiences as a teenage man, including loneliness, love, and heartbreaks.
3) Volcano by Temples - England's psych-rock quartet has returned with their sophomore album Volcano. What to expect: heavy synth sweetness, fuzzy guitar riffs, swirling vocals.
Highlight Tracks: "Certainty," "I Wanna Be Your Mirror," "Born Into The Sunset," "Open Air," "In My Pocket," "Strange Or Be Forgotten"
4) Blank Canvas: Vol. 1 by Preditah - After a year of silence, Birmingham's Preditah shares Blank Canvas: Vol.1. The new release also happens to be an extra special occasion for the producer, as it will be the first release on his new label Circles.
Highlight Tracks: "Touch Road," "Splinter"
5) Divide by Ed Sheeran - The British singer-songwriter shares his third album today, and it's safe to say there's a little something for everyone on this project: modern pop, folk, rock...stretching to songs like "Bibia Be Ye Ye" (a track he wrote with Fuse Odg in Ghana).
Highlight Tracks: "Castle On The Hill," "Shape Of You," "New Man," "Hearts Don't Break Around Here," "Barcelona," "Bibia Be Ye Ye"
6) My Name Is Earl by Earl St. Clair - Singer/songwriter/producer Earl St. Clair shares his debut, full length EP this week (released March 2). The crooner offers a solid mix of blues, soul and all around funky grooves.
Highlight Tracks: "Pain," "Bad Love," "Beautiful War",
7) Triumph by Ronald Bruner, Jr. - Bruner fuses R&B and jazz in his debut album Triumph. Features on the project include: Mac Miller, Thundercat (surprise! fun fact: they're brothers) , George Duke, Kamasi Washington and Daniel Withers.
Highlight Tracks: "Take The Time," "Geome Deome," "Whenever," "Sensation"
8) Midnight Moonlight by Ravyn Lenae
Ravyn Lenae is currently on tour with Noname, just dropped her 6-track EP Midnight Moonlight, and she manages to do all of this while she’s still in high school. Pretty impressive, right? Ravyn's harmonious voice pairs wonderfully with Monte Booker's productions on this project and will only leave you wanting more from this rising star.
Highlight Tracks: “Genesis,” “Unknown,” “Thirst"