The week’s #OutToday features new releases from some familiar favorites. Check out new releases from singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, Reggaeton superstar Yandel, and Kenyan artist Chemutai Sage.
Alanis Morissette – Such Pretty Forks in the Road (Epiphany Music)
Seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter, Alanis Morissette has released her first original album since 2012, Such Pretty Forks in the Road. The singer-songwriter’s career launched 25 years ago with Jagged Little Pill, a debut album that solidified Morissette as one the biggest pop-alternative artists of the 90’s and 2000’s. Such Pretty Forks in the Road reminds audiences of why we’ve loved her for over two decades: Angst, relatability, and melodic hooks. The first track on the album “Smiling” is a “morose yet ultimately uplifting track,” as Rolling Stone said, and was originally written for the Broadway show adaptation of Morisette’s debut album, similarly entitled Jagged Little Pill! The single made it onto Morissette’s 2020 album, along with ten other new original songs.
Yandel – Quien Contra Mi 2 (La Leyenda LLC)
Puerto Rican vocalist Yandel is back with a follow up to his 2003 hit album Quien Contra Mi. Yandel’s new album Quien Contra Mi 2 includes a star-studded track list, featuring chart-topping artists such as Ozuna, J Balvin, Rauw Alejandro, Myke Towers, Natti Natasha, Anuel AA, Snoop Dogg, and more! Yandel is one half of the powerhouse Reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel, who emerged on the scene in the late 1990’s. As a duo, Wisin & Yandel have received 47 awards from 163 nominations, including a GRAMMY, two Latin GRAMMYs, nine Billboard Latin Music Awards, and 12 Lo Nuestro Awards. Listen to Quien Contra Mi 2, out now everywhere!
Chemutai Sage – Jungle Trap (Barbara Chemutai Ng’eno)
Kenyan artist Chemutai Sage is not one to be put inside a box. Described as a fusion of R&B, neo-soul ,and pop with a hint of African rhythm, Chemutai Sage’s new EP Jungle Trap expresses the artist’s true versatility. Jungle Trap Chemutai Sage’s commitment to release a song every month under the OSAM (One Song A Month) challenge at the end of 2019 that included other artists from the Kenyan alternative scene including Tetu shani, Noel Nderitu, Rigga among others. “Jungle Trap is a gift to anyone who has been through a tough past, has felt helpless or unworthy,” Chemutai Sage says of this body of work, “Jungle Trap speaks to finding one’s own magic and reveling in the beauty of your “otherness”, the flaws you are too afraid to embrace and the ‘you-ness’ that you have always wanted to stand tall and claim.” Listen now on all streaming services.