On the surface, Little Rope's ten songs veer from spare to anthemic, catchy to deliberately hard-turning. It’s perhaps the most complex arrangements of any Sleater-Kinney record, and a lyrical and emotional compass pointed firmly in the direction of something both liberating and terrifying: the sense that only way to gain control is to let it go.
After years of escapist escapades, the bars on Quaranta are diaristic in a distinctly Danny Brown way. There’s no shortage of his typical blitzing verses over angular, mesmerizing production from some of his oldest collaborators including Quelle Chris, Paul White & SKYWLKR, but the Alchemist produced “Tantor” is just the kind of cold-steel contradistinction which he’s been celebrated throughout his career.
Marking Uchis’ striking return to Spanish-language music, Orquídeas features a superstar lineup with KAROL G, Peso Pluma, El Alfa, and JT. Inspired by the sensual allure of Colombia’s national flower, the orchid, Orquídeas traverses multiple Latin genres including reggaeton, dembow, bolero and salsa furthering Uchis’ connection to her Colombian roots.