The Music I Loved in July (bonus music issue!)

What day is it?!

Well, I forgot that this was the music issue of Birch Bark, so here’s an early bonus issue with just some of the music I’ve enjoyed over the past month. Enjoy!

Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night - Bleachers

How Dare You Want More is currently my song of the year, and this new record sounds incredible to me. The record finally comes out this Friday, and I’ll be listening to it a few times for sure.

I’ve Got Some Living to Do - Jelani Aryeh

Also coming out tomorrow, Jelani Aryehs new record has a few tracks out already and they’re all incredible. I don’t even know where to start, you just have to check this out.

Happier Than Ever - Billie Eilish

I’m not the biggest Billie Eilish fan, but her last record got my attention, and the lead singles on this new one have me excited for this one. This too is coming out tomorrow, and at this point I don’t know how I’m going to listen to it all.

CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST - Tyler, The Creator

I’ve been borderline obsessed with this one over the past few weeks. I’ve somehow avoided Tyler, The Creator over the past decade, but his last record, Igor hooked me, and this one is great too. I’ve started sifting through his back catalog and I didn’t know what I was missing. I have a lot of catching up to do…

Home Video - Lucy Dacus

An album about adolescence, or at least what it’s like to look back on your adolescence, this record (especially the first half of it) is one I keep finding myself playing again and again.

Twin Shadow - Twin Shadow

Bringing up the rear is Twin Shadow, someone I’ve been listening to for what seems like forever (apparently since 2012), and this record is a hard left turn stylistically. No longer doing that 80’s retro thing, Twin Shadow (aka George Lewis Jr.) delivers a completely new style with confidence, and I’m really digging it.

That’s it for this month! 6 record suggestions might be a bit much, but hopefully there’s something on here that appeals to everyone! See you tomorrow for all the good links!