This week’s Sunday Sesh reaches entirely across the spectrum of sounds, featuring mellow boom-bap and mesmerizing nu-metal. If you have been following this column, then you know that we do not focus on any one particular style, simply good new music. Kicking things off in this edition is the new album from A$AP Ferg, Floor Seats II. Keeping with the heaviness, we move on to Ohms, the new album from the iconic Deftones. We close things out this week with a haunting, acoustic instrumental from Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and an incredibly soulful, jazzy hip-hop ballad from Spillage Village.
Check out this diverse flight of new music and be sure to keep yourself well rounded with more of the Sunday Sesh!
A$AP Ferg – Floor Seats II
The new album from A$AP Ferg delivers on every high expectation the rapper has cultivated over the course of his career. Floor Seats II opens with “Marilyn Manson”, a dark track that builds on itself until the energy swells to the point where it would tear the roof off the club. The rest of the album is chock full of features and beats that compliment Ferg’s signature flow flawlessly, giving fans of A$AP Mob all they could ask for and more. You can grab your copy of Floor Seats II from Amazon Music.
Deftones – Ohms
Sacramento’s alternative metal band, the Deftones, has released an album that has quickly become the soundtrack to our country’s current climate. Ohms is a trudging and angst-filled masterpiece that delivers pure catharsis at a time where we truly need it. The band’s front man, Chino Moreno, told the LA times some of what went into the album, “it’s pretty desolate here [in Portland] and there’s a lot of tension right no. Your surroundings bleed into your music. But talking about the record takes my mind off of being in the house watching the news and feeling overwhelmed by everything.” Get your copy from Amazon Music and let the grungy heaviness cleanse you.
Spillage Village – Hapi feat. Big Rube
Spillage Village is a musical collective started by Atlanta based hip-hop duo, EarthGang. “Hapi” is a truly beautiful hip-hop ballad from the Dreamville affiliated collective. The bass, guitar and vocals come together to form an instrumental that is pure, unadulterated bliss, a remarkable foundation for the verses from Mareba, Olu, Benji and Big Rube. “Hapi” is a part of Spillage Village’s album, Spilligion, which you should buy now off of Amazon.
Eddie Vedder – Cartography
We have featured Pearl Jam on the Sunday Sesh before, but this song from the band’s front man is very different. Released via Sub Pop, “Cartography” is a brooding instrumental Vedder crafted for the documentary Return To Mount Kennedy by Eric Becker. The combination of a heavily reverberated piano and Vedder’s acoustic guitar yields a spacey song that is seemingly made for the more introspective moments in life. You can get your hands on this one through Sub Pop’s website.