New Music Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

New Music Friday on The High Note

Happy 2022 everyone. Did you miss The High Note? In case you are only a fan of New Music Friday (and who isn’t, am I right?) you can catch up on my favorite albums of 2021 and my latest review of the Buffalo Nichols solo debut.

But just like Ram Dass said, “Be Here Now,” so here are the album’s newest albums released for the first New Music Friday of 2022. It may be a shortlist, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less great.

Alternative rock band Twin Atlantic is doing the best with what it has after its drummer dropped out during the pandemic to create its latest album “Transparency.”

One of my favorite rhythm and blues artists The Weeknd, is out with his highly anticipated album “Dawn FM,” which is sure to be another deep and psychedelic concept album.

As always, the entire list of albums released today, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 is below in no particular order. My most anticipated album are in bold.

Let me know what you’re listening to on social media @highnoteblog and in the comments below.

New Album Releases – Friday, January 7, 2022

Cory Wong – Vulf Vault 005: Wong’s Cafe
Eric Nam – There and Back Again
RuPaul – Mamaru
Saweetie – Icy Season
Twin Atlantic – Transparency
The Weeknd – Dawn FM
Gunna – DS4EVER
Burial – Antidawn
Spector – Now or Whenever
Daniel Sun and Futurewave – Son Tzu & the Wav.God