Friday Five: February 17, 2017
Each week, SCOPE Productions will highlight five albums worth checking out. Since Friday is the industry standard for album releases each week, we'll showcase some of the best albums in a given week. For the week of February 17, 2017 we've got exciting releases from Future, Ryan Adams, Sun Kil Moon, Maggie Rogers and The Orwells.
Future - FUTURE
After a busy 2015 and early 2016, Future returns with his 5th studio album, FUTURE. A series of tweets on Valentine's Day revealed the plans for the new album. It's only fitting that Future's self-titled album has no features which is his first project in his discography to not feature any other artists rapping. After the album's announcement, Future subsequently announced the details to his Nobody Safe tour (with artists such as Migos, Young Thug, Kodak Black, Tory Lanez and A$AP joining him) showcasing a big 2017 is in store for Future.
I was preparing the feast. U walked away from the table too soon https://t.co/n1PFChLlyb— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) February 14, 2017
Ryan Adams - Prisioner
In 2015, Ryan Adams covered Taylor Swift's 1989 album gaining an audience that loved the original album from Swift. Prisoner is Adams's return to original music since his 2014 self-titled, Ryan Adams. After a divorce in 2016, Prisoner focuses on his experiences dealing with that divorce. Prisoner is a quintessential breakup album from an artist who has focused on love in his music throughout his entire career.
Sun Kil Moon - Common As Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood
Mark Kozelek's Sun Kil Moon has been busy putting out music including an album of covers last year and a collaborative album with Jesu. Common As Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood is an album focusing events, specifically focused on Mark's travels from January 2016 to August 2016. The album is conversational in style much like Sun Kil Moon's previous work.
Maggie Rogers - Now That the Light Is Fading [EP]
After impressing Pharrell Williams with an early demo of hit song "Alaska" Maggie Rogers proved her talent and subsequently developed praise beyond Williams. Now That the Light Is Fading is a five-song EP, that serves as Roger's introduction to a new audience. "Alaska" is the perfect introduction to the talent that Rogers has and coupled with the other tracks on Now That the Light Is Fading, listeners will be eagerly awaiting a full-length project from Rogers soon.
The Orwells - Terrible Human Beings
The Orwells have returned with their third full-length album on Atlantic Records, Terrible Human Beings. The album is a continuation of the style used in their previous album, Disgraceland with a prominent garage rock sound. The album is raw but has moments where the songs can be plenty catchy.