Every week on RELEVANT Recommends, we recommend a few new releases worth your time and attention. Here are our favorite things coming out this week.
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit: Georgia Blue
Jason Isbell and his band, the 400 Unit, are back with another album, and this one’s for a good cause. All proceeds from this cover album, which features contributions from the likes of Julien Baker, Brittney Spencer and John Paul White, will go to supporting voting rights groups in Feorgia like Black Voters Matter, Georgia Stand-Up and Fair Fight.
Aaron Cole: TWO UP TWO DOWN
Triple threat rapper, singer and songwriter Aaron Cole is back with his best release yet. TWO UP TWO DOWN explores a vast array of genres, and Cole takes to each one with ease, bringing a signature ear for melodies, beats and insightful lyrics to every single song.
FINNEAS spends most of his time writing and producing for his kid sister Billie Eilish, but he’s letting his natural knack for songwriting shine on a luscious new LP Optimist. Billie fans will recognize his influence, but Optimist also carves out a distinctive niche for FINNEAS.
Kacy Hill: Simple, Sweet and Smiling
Kacy Hill’s new album has a summery vibe, delighting in simple instrumentation around pretty melodies, perfect for warming up the cooling days.
Maryanne J. George: Not Just Stories
Maryanne J. George digs deep into her friend group for collaborators on her new worship album, which features appearances from Naomi Raine, Dante Bowe, Aaron Moses and other staples of the praise and worship scene. But as George makes repeatedly clear on this album, the only person she really needs is Jesus.