Apple’s fifth album, Fetch the Bolt Cutters, bridges the eight-year gap between the art-pop singer-songwriter’s last project, with piano crescendos, cymbals crashing and other sonic anomalies only the 42-year-old artist could pull off. As she lyrically breaks free from society’s decades-old grasp on her, Playboi Carti resiliently thwarts hate from his enemies in his first solo music since his 2018 debut album Die Lit, titled after the expression that couldn’t better signal his negligence: “@MEH.” While the 23-year-old’s spirited mumble rap over clinking beats resembles a Super Mario Bros background track or evoke’s Lil Uzi Vert‘s recent chart-topping venture Eternal Atake, Brett Eldredge ended his two-year hiatus with a much different sound. The country singer-songwriter croons “Gabrielle” over a nostalgic piano-pop melody with a soft-rock edge that expands his genre soundscape as far as the ear can hear.
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