Our final New Music Friday of 2019 ends with some heavy hitters, from Beck's moody-groovy Hyperspace and Coldplay's most ambitious album yet, to a batch of all-new songs from the late Leonard Cohen. Featured Albums And Songs: 1. Beck — Hyperspace Featured Song: "Dark Places" 2. Anne Müller — Heliopause Featured Songs: "Solo? Repeat!" and "Drifting Circles" 3. 03 Greedo & Kenny Beats — Netflix and Deal Featured Song: "Aye Twin" 4. Coldplay — Everyday Life Featured Songs: "Orphans," "Trouble in Town," "BrokEn," "When I Need A Friend" and "WOTW/POTP" 5. Hannah Diamond — Reflections Featured Song: "Make Believe" 6. Leonard Cohen — Thanks for the Dance Featured Song: "Happens to the Heart" Other Notable Releases For Nov. 22: Animal Collective — Ballet Slippers; Harry Nilsson — Losst and Founnd; Jason Aldean — 9; Luke Lalonde — The Perpetual Optimist; Pernice Brothers — Spread the Feelings; Omar Souleyman — Shlon; Twain — Adventure; William Patrick Corgan — Cotillions.
New Mix: Jesca Hoop, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Esmé Patterson, More
This week's essential mix of new songs includes a Brian Eno remix of a Lee "Scratch" Perry tune, Red Baraat percussionist Sunny Jain, singer Jesca Hoop and more. Featured Artists And Songs: 1. Lee "Scratch" Perry: "Here Come the Warm Dreads" from 'Heavy Rain' 2. Sunny Jain: "Immigrant Warrior" from 'Wild Wild East' 3. Ethan Gruska: "Event Horizon" from 'EN GARDE' 4. Tadzio: "Defiance" from 'The Sick Room' 5. Madison Cunningham: "Something to Believe in" from 'Who Are You Now' 6. Wished Bone: "Hold Me" (Single) 7. Jesca Hoop: "Song for a Bygone Era" from 'Afterbirth' 8. Esmé Patterson: "Light in Your Window" (Single)
New Music Friday: Nov. 15
Our sprint through the best new albums out this week includes a posthumous release from rapper Lil Peep, gorgeous reflections from Bonnie "Prince" Billy, singer Mary Lambert and more. Featured Albums And Songs: 1. Milky Chance - Mind the Moon Featured Songs: "Oh Mama" and "Eden's House" 2. Brainstory - Buck Featured Song: "Sorry" 3. Lady Antebellum - Ocean Featured Song: "The Thing That Wrecks You" 4. Arthur Russell - Iowa Dream Featured Song: "Everybody Everybody" 5. Lil Peep - Everybody's Everything Featured Song: "Princess" 6. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - I Made A Place Featured Song: "Dream A While" 7. Odessa - All Things Featured Song: "All Things" 8. Mary Lambert - Grief Creature Featured Songs: "Write You A Song" and "Me Museum" 9. Joe Henry - The Gospel According to Water Featured Song: "Famine Walk" 10. Benoît Pioulard - Sylva Featured Songs: "Raze II" and "Keep" Other Notable Releases Out Nov. 15: Celine Dion — Courage; DJ Shadow — Our Pathetic Age ; Fran — A Private Picture; Hammock — Silencia; Ice Cream — Fed Up; Jenny Owen Youngs — Night Shift; Juliana Hatfield — Juliana Hatfield Sings the Police; Maria Taylor — Maria Taylor; Molly Burch — The Molly Burch Christmas Album; Sam Amidon — Fatal Flower Garden; Tindersticks — No Treasure But Hope.
The 2010s: Latinx Music Before And After 'Despacito'
"Despacito" was more than a popular song. It was the culmination of a decade-long rise of sociological and musical forces that eventually birthed and cemented a style now called "Latin Urban." The song went on to practically break the Internet, with a record number of YouTube views from around the globe (currently hovering around six billion streams). But, as we discuss in this week's All Songs Considered/Alt.Latino collaboration, "Despacito" was more than a very popular it song. It was the culmination of a decade-long rise of sociological and musical forces that eventually birthed and cemented a style now called "Latin Urban." Spanish-language artists from just about every corner of Latin America and Spain took reggaeton and ran with it, adding elements of hip-hop, R&B and soul. Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras joins Bob Boilen to look back at the decade and play some music samples from a period of profound transition in Latinx music.
Serenity Now: Music And A Conversation With Joan Shelley
In this All Songs Considered guest DJ session, Joan Shelley talks about her latest album, Like the River Loves the Sea and shares songs by some of the other artists who've inspired her over the years.