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7 New Albums You Should Listen to Now: Billie Eilish, Prince, Torres, and More

Written by on July 31, 2021

Also stream new releases from King Woman, Horsey, John Glacier, and Cookiee Kawaii
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Billie Eilish, photo by Kelia Anne MacCluskey

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 and projects from Billie Eilish, Prince, Torres, King Woman, Horsey, John Glacier, and Cookiee Kawaii. 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.)

Billie Eilish: Happier Than Ever [Darkroom/Interscope]

Billie Eilish is back with her highly anticipated sophomore album Happier Than Ever. Like her chart-topping 2019 debut When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Eilish co-wrote the new LP with her brother Finneas, who also produced the record. Happier Than Ever includes previously shared tracks “My Future,” “Therefore I Am,” “Your Power,” “Lost Cause,” and “NDA,” many of which arrived with self-directed visuals.

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Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever

Prince: Welcome 2 America [NPG/Legacy]

Following last fall’s Sign o’ the Times reissue, the Prince Estate has readied Welcome 2 America, a record from the late icon’s vault that he recorded in 2010. It’s the first full, unheard studio album from Prince since his death in 2016. A deluxe edition of the album also includes a concert film recorded in Inglewood, California in 2011.

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Prince Welcome 2 America

Torres: Thirstier [Merge]

Thirstier is Mackenzie Scott’s second Torres album for Merge, following last year’s Silver Tongue. She co-produced the album with Rob Ellis and Peter Miles, recording Thirstier last fall at Middle Farm Studios in the United Kingdom. In his Pitchfork review of the album, Zach Schonfeld wrote, “Thirstier is exuberant and unguarded—the kind of music you make when you’re no longer testing out a new skin and instead revelling in the fervent joy that it brings you.”

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TORRES Thirstier

King Woman: Celestial Blues [Relapse]

The New York–based Iranian songwriter, producer, and vocalist Kris Esfandiari founded King Woman as a solo project in 2009. The metal and shoegaze outfit now features guitarist Peter Arensdorf and drummer Joseph Raygoza and is on to its second album, Celestial Blues. Watch the music videos for “Morning Star” and “Psychic Wound,” a song that Esfandiari said “is about paying the price for eating forbidden fruit.”

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King Woman Celestial Blues

Horsey: Debonair [Untitled]

Jacob Read, Theo Mccabe, Jack Marshall, and George Bass comprise the South London band Horsey. The group got Marshall’s brother Archy (aka King Krule) for “Seahorse,” the closing song on its debut album Debonair. Check out the fantastical music video for the single “Lagoon.”

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Horsey Debonair

John Glacier: Shiloh: Lost for Words [Plz Make It Ruins]

Shiloh: Lost for Words is the debut project from enigmatic London-based artist John Glacier. Vegyn executive produced the project and is also issuing it on his Plz Make It Ruins label. Additional Shiloh producers include Holly, Tn_490, and Psychedelic Ensemble.

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John Glacier Shiloh Lost for Words

Cookiee Kawaii: Vanice [The Cookiee Jar/Empire]

Vanice is the debut album from Jersey club artist Cookiee Kawaii, best known for her viral single (and TikTok sensation) “Vibe (If I Back It Up).” The new album is executive produced by Junior Sanchez and includes guest appearances from Oya Noire, Dear Silas, Bleszt, and Cookie and the Mounters.

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Cookiee Kawaii Vanice

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