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5 New Albums You Need to Hear This Week on Audiomack

Press play on new albums from Bella Shmurda, Snoh Aalegra, Jahvillani, Mariah The Scientist, and Twin Shadow.
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This article previously appeared on Audiomack World.

Bella Shmurda & Dangbana Republik — High Tension 2.0

In two years, Bella Shmurda has solidified his status as a new icon in African music. His debut EP High Tension, released January 2020, made good on the promise of his breakout single “Vision 2020” and its Olamide-featuring remix, racking up over 105 million streams on Audiomack to date. Since then, he’s turned in standout performances on two of the (other) biggest Afrobeats albums of the year (A Better Time, Carpe Diem) and churned out hit after hit after hit after hit. High Tension 2.0, released through his Dangbana Republik label, delivers on its hype as the second project from the Nigerian millennial’s voice of the streets.

Snoh Aalegra — TEMPORARY HIGHS IN THE VIOLET SKIES

It’s been a steady rise for Snoh Aalegra. The Iranian-Swedish singer-songwriter is a master of mood, delivering feels (again) across multiple projects of hip-hop-adjacent R&B she dubs “cinematic soul.” TEMPORARY HIGHS IN THE VIOLET SKIES, her third album in five years, is at times bright and breezy, at times heady and atmospheric, all tethered by Snoh’s rich vocals and vivid, specific lyrics. It covers all the moods and includes a feature from James Fauntleroy, two from Tyler, The Creator, and production by No I.D., The Neptunes, Tyler, Terrace Martin, Sevn Thomas, Christian Rich, and more.

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