Here is new music out this week:
After taking a departure from her electro pop sound with 2016’s “Joanne” and 2018’s “A Star is Born,” Lady Gaga is ready to just dance with her new album out Friday.
“Chromatica” features the upbeat singles “Stupid Love” and “Rain on Me,” with Ariana Grande. Elton John and K-pop girl group Blackpink also make appearances on the album, which was originally supposed to be released in April but was pushed backed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Rap behind bars
While serving time at San Quentin State Prison, music producer David Jassy taught inmates how to write and produce music.
Now an album of those songs recorded at the prison and backed by J. Cole, Common and Kim Kardashian West will be released Friday.
In 2010, Jassy was convicted of murder, assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery. Earlier this year his sentence was commuted by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who said in his letter that Jassy had been “extremely committed to his rehabilitation.”
The new album is called “San Quentin Mixtape, Vol. 1” and features 17 young rappers telling their stories.
‘#OUTLOUD Raising Voices’
Originally planned to debut at the South by Southwest festival, “#OUTLOUD Raising Voices” is coming to Facebook this week to kickoff Pride month, which technically starts Monday.
The 10-episode, five-week concert series will include performances from Kesha, Greyson Chance, Betty Who, Wrabel, the Aces, Allie X, Candis Cayne, Vincint and more.
The series will air on Facebook on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. EDT.