As we continue to endure the sweltering heat wave, new music continues to roll in for the summer & August promises more fire, with a bevy of artists dropping fresh sounds.
Some electrifying album/ EP energy has been upon us. More shall be dropping this month; following popular names like The Weeknd, Allan Toniks, Asa, Dreventy, Omah Lay, Boy Spyce, Azawi, Kohen Jaycee, Adekunle Gold, among others who have kept us music lovers hooked to our sound systems throughout with their projects in the first half of the year.
The same contagious energy is sure to surround 6 of the many notable upcoming albums in all genres releasing throughout August 2022, and highlighted are the notable ones arriving; alongside their track numbers and more.
- 1. Fireboy DML – Playboy
While some of the songs from Fireboy DML’s forthcoming album PLAYBOY album like “Peru”, “Playboy” and most recently “Bandana” are being played on loop, the album remains one of the most anticipated releases of this season.
Having unveiled its tracklist at the close of last week, the 14-track set by the Afro-fusion singer & performer looks equally enthralling; as the features on there promise nothing short of that; right from Rema, Ed Sheeran to Chris Brown & the others.
“PLAYBOY” is out on August 5th and it will be Fireboy DML’s 3rd studio album, following “Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps” which was released in 2019, and his sophomore project “APOLLO” in 2020.
Pre-save PLAYBOY to listen to it first when it arrives.
2. Calvin Harris – Funk Wav Bounce Vol 2.
Also releasing on the 5th of August is Calvin Harris. The Scottish DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter will be once again exploring funk, just as he did in 2017, now with part 2 of the Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1 album tagged “Funk Wav Bounces Vol 2” and on it, the “Summer” hitmaker features 23 celebrated artists including 21 Savage, Dua Lipa, Young Thug, Chlöe, Charlie Puth, Normani, Halsey, Offset, 6LACK, Justin Timberlake, Busta, Rhymes, Pharrell, Swae Lee, Jorja Smith and Snoop Dogg.
The major difference between the forthcoming one and the former is that Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1 featured lesser artists as compared to Vol 2 which is out Friday. Preorder Funk Wav Bounce Vol 2 here.
3. Eminem: Curtain Call 2
With two years since the release of the Music to Be Murdered By album, Eminem fans have been waiting on new music from the Detroit rap god. While the release of a completely new album may not currently be on the horizon, Shady is set to release the compilation album Curtain Call 2 on Aug. 5th. Eminem first announced the album late last month and released the single “From the D to the LBC” with Snoop Dogg, which featured the two legendary MCs collabing for the first time since they appeared to have issues last year when Em took a shot at Snoop on “Zeus.”
Curtain Call 2 comes on the heels of Shady putting out his The Eminem Show (20th Anniversary Expanded Edition) in May. The first Curtain Call: The Hits album dropped in 2005. The sequel will feature the record-breaking rapper’s greatest hits from 2006 to the present and will be released via Shady Records /Aftermath Entertainment / Interscope Records.
- 4. Karole Kasita: Limited Edition
Karole Kasita will be showcasing a dearth of high voltage music with the release of her first full-length project titled “Limited Edition” come 11th August 2022.
Having first released an extended play titled “Origin” and a string of hit singles like “Balance”, “Yaka”, “Binyuma”, and others, the performer says this first album by her is so dear to her; as it goes out it goes out to all her fans, Media houses, bloggers, deejays, my team, my management, my family, producers, and promoters who have stood by her through it all.
Pre-Save/ Pre-Add “Limited Edition” here.
5. BNXN (Buju): Bad Since 97’
Originally scheduled for release on the ace Nigerian Afro-fusion singer’s birthday, the EP was rescheduled and shall now be releasing this August on the 25th.
The offering will contain his hit collaboration with Wande Coal “Kenkele”, the second major body of work after “Sorry, I’m Late” by BNXN pronounced “Benson” who was formally known as Buju will carry 7 tracks, adding to his already well-established catalog of hits including “Outside”, “Kilometer”, and the current astounding and chart-dominating record with Dave & JAE5 “Propeller” which has me on chokehold at the moment.
This has furthered the anticipation fans have towards “Bad Since 97”. Pre-save it now.
- 6. Chike: The Brother’s Keeper
After making an impressive debut with “Boo Of The Booless” the album, a follow-up LP is now in order from the revered Nigerian singer, songwriter and actor.
Initially set for a January release, Chike dearly unleashed new artwork for the project alongside the tracklist for “The Brother’s Keeper”.
According to him the album’s title was inspired by the drastic change in his life over the past years. He has gone from chasing a dream to becoming a successful and well-known artist. “We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers,” he wrote on his socials.
Chike is known for his soulful songs, smooth lyrics, amazing rendition, and effective way of storytelling through music which he showed on songs like Running To You, Roju, If You No Love, Nakupenda and Out of Love from his 2020 “Boo of the Booless” Album.
The Brother’s Keeper is set to drop on the 25th of August and is now available on pre-order/pre-save.
Elsewhere, M.I Abaga, The Game, Bobby Shmurda will also be dropping. Whose album/ EP are you most excited to listen to listen to this month? Share in the comments section: