RELEVANT Recommends: 7 Releases We’re Excited About This Week

Every week on RELEVANT Recommends, we recommend a few new releases worth your time and attention. Here are our favorite things coming out this week.

Ye: Donda (Deluxe)

The deluxe release of Donda is no mere collection of cutting room floor scraps, but a a genuinely intriguing expansion of the Ye’s original vision. Guest appearances from no less than Andre 3000 more than justify another, hugely expanded release.

Leon Bridges: Gold-Diggers Sound

Bridges expands his horizon with a new album that evolves his vintage sound with exciting new production and blistering lyrical relevance. This might be Bridges’ best album yet.

Courtney Barnett: Things Take Time, Take Time

Courtney Barnett remains one of her generation’s most insightful lyricists and her latest album keeps her long-running streak of deeply insightful odes to love and loss alive.

Adele: 30

After five years off, and a whole lot of life experiences, Adele is back with arguably her most emotional album yet. That’s a bold statement, we know, but 30 touches on the singer’s heartbreaking divorce, and things get real honest real quick. Adele’s powerful vocals are as mesmerizing as ever, but it’s her brutally honest and insightful lyrics about the terrifying feeling of falling out of love with someone who was once so close to you that will last with you after the album is over. Make sure you grab some tissues before you hit play (and maybe grab some more by the time you get to ‘To Be Loved’).

Tick, Tick …BOOM!

Lin Manuel Miranda’s feature directorial debut is a faithful and lively adaptation of the stage musical that inspired him to stay creative when he was working on Hamilton, but the real standout here is Andrew Garfield, who turns in a mesmerizing performance as a musical theater icon Jonathan Larson.

King Richard

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This unabashed crowd pleaser will win your heart and have you on your feet cheering like only the best sports movies can. The story of Venus and Serena’s father is anchored by Will Smith, who has frankly never been better.

C’mon C’mon 

The third in a series of terrific performances available for your viewing pleasure this weekend, Joaquin Phoenix is riveting as a journalist who forges a deeply moving relationship with his young nephew.

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