Will Love’s Music Memo
Familia marks the third studio album by Camila Cabello. Written in 2020 and 2021 during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the album is about connecting to Cabello’s Latin roots. The album features Ed Sheeran (“Bam Bam”), Willow (“psychofreak”), María Becerra (“Hasta Los Dientes”) and Yotuel (“Lola”).
Interestingly, Cabello headlined a virtual TikTok concert, “Familia: Welcome to the Family,” in April in support of the new project. Relationships are the predominant theme on this record as Cabello has stated the music is based on her relationships with family, friends, her partner, and ultimately how she connects with others. Best Track: “Bam Bam”
Infinite Disco is the latest album, a live music album, by Kylie Minogue. The album was part of a pre-recorded livestream concert held in support of her 15th studio album, Disco. An astonishing 30,000 tickets were sold for its initial broadcast, an impressive feat especially given the fact this was a concert with no physical audience.
This marks the ninth live album release by Minogue. While the live album pays homage to “Disco,” a variety of singles from earlier in Minogue’s career were included in the setlist and remixed to have a more disco sound. Best Track: “Say Something”
Freewheelin’ Woman is the 13th studio album by Jewel released through her own label, Words Matter Media. This marks Jewel’s first album in seven years. Jewel also co-produced the album with the intention of creating music she felt connected to on an intimate level as opposed to meeting record label and industry expectations.
The album is highly introspective with themes of heartbreak, independence, hope, and womanhood throughout. The album was recorded with a live band and is one of Jewel’s best bodies of work in a long time. Best Track: “Long Way ‘Round”
Palomino is the ninth studio album by Miranda Lambert as a solo artist. Miranda co-produced the album and co-write 14 of the 15 album tracks. The album features a collaboration with the B-52’s (“Music City Queen”) and a cover of Mick Jagger’s “Wandering Spirit.” Best Track: “If I Was a Cowboy”
Will Love’s Top Five
Pitbull & Zac Brown – Can’t Stop Us Now
Justin Beiber & Don Toliver – Honest
Kehlani – Everything
Calum Scott – Heaven
Cheat Codes & Icona Pop – Payback