It looks like January was no fluke. Aside from a shaky Grammys (Lemonade snubs but congrats Chance!) February has been seriously solid for good music. First up we have our cover star, Sampha, who put out his debut LP this month. If you’re looking for smoothed-out RnB with an electronic sheen, Process is well worth your time.
Elsewhere we’ve got a gutsy combo of Priests and Lowly delivering crisp indie in two flavours over ‘Lelia 20’ and ‘Prepare the Lake’, and pure funk fun from Thundercat on ‘Friend Zone’ (Valentine’s Day release? Inspired.)
Other notables include Landlady bringing a ray of sunshine through the grey with ‘Driving In California’, the first new Jamie Lenman in ages and heartfelt country vibes with Julie Byrne.
[Cover image: Sampha – Process]