5 Albums to Get Excited for This Summer
    • TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016

    • Posted by: Jacob Swindell-Sakoor

    Title: Love & Hate
    Drops: June 3rd

    Michael Kiwanuka is no stranger to the industry. He's been releasing music since 2011, and five years later he's finally starting to get a taste of the recognition he's long since deserved. The soul singer has already released one full-length album, as well as four EPs and with his impending album coming in less than two weeks, he shows no signs of slowing down. With a style inspired by the likes of Otis Redding, Bobby Blue Bland, and even hints of good ol' Marvin Gaye, Mr. Kiwanuka surely has the potential to be a star. Havent heard of Michael Kiwanuka? Listen to his latest single, Black Man In A White World below.

    Title: The Getaway
    Drops: June 17th

    Chances are you've heard of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Chances are someone you know loves this band. Chances are you have replayed their classic 1999 album Californication one (two, maybe ten) too many times, especially during your teen years. Okay, maybe I've inserted too much of myself into this album preview. In case you don't know, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are arguably the biggest living alternative band of all time, and they're releasing a new album in less than a month. With the band's bassist, Flea recently saying that rock music is "dead," the impatience to hear this album has grown exponentially because the spirit of alternative rock is definitely less prominent in our digital age. Listen to the Peppers' latest single "Dark Necessities" below:

    Title: Sremmlife 2
    Drops: June 24th

    While not on the same level of notoriety as the Peppers, Rae Srremurd could give them a run for their money if they keep releasing bangers that connect with today's youth. The rap duo that consists of brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jimmi, gained recognition in 2014 and 2015 with their Top 40 singles, "No Flex Zone", "No Type," and "Throw Sum Mo". Since their introduction to the public, the duo has become known for creating music that can make any situation instantly lit. Listen to Rae Sremmurd's latest single "Look Alive" below:

    Title: Nothing's Real
    Date: July 8th

    Shura hails from Manchester, England and is synthpop's latest hope. In the past few years, we've seen a slew of artists adopt sounds from the '80s (I'm looking at you Dev Hynes and Haim), and Shura can compete with the best of her contemporaries. Shura received recognition after the release of her video "Touch" in which couples embrace and kiss for the majority of the video. With a refined aesthetic and a silky smooth voice, Shura is ready for the masses. Watch Shura's "Touch" below:

    Title: 32 Levels
    Date: July 15th

    Clams Casino is a hip-hop internet legend. hip-hop heads you can argue all you want, but without Clams Casino A$AP Rocky might not be a star, Vince Staples SummerTime '06 might not have had the same impact, and "Cloud Rap" as a sub-genre would not exist. Casino is known for manipulating vocals and building ethereal and hard-hitting soundscapes. If you haven't heard of Clams before, now is the time to pay attention. Listen to Clams Casino latest single "Blast" below:

    Honorable Mention:

    Artist: Haim
    Title: TBA (Over here at Baeble we dont know)
    Date: TBA (Does anybody know?)

    WHERE IS HAIM? That's all I need to know. The band performed two new songs and a tribute to Prince last week, but since 2013, we havent heard much from the sisterly trio. In case you haven't listened to them, the Los Angeles outfit makes the '80s inspired songs that are undeniably funky. While we don't know when the album will drop, and we haven't even gotten an announcement of the title, if this album does indeed drop in 2016, it will be one of the best albums released this year. If you haven't listened to Haim, check out one of their best joints
    "If I Could Change Your Mind" below:

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