This month’s must-hear projects

August has quite possibly delivered my favorite month of new music in 2015.

I don’t want the month to go any longer without bringing more attention to the four projects you see pictured above, especially because in this day and age of new music consumption, it feels like releases even a week old are being slept on because they’re somehow not that fresh of a new release.


So without much further ado, I decided to highlight 2 top contenders for my project of the year in Goodbye Tomorrow‘s debut album via Rostrum Records — A Journey Through The Mind of a Non-Believer — and FKA Twigs‘ new M3LL155X EP.

Click the links for my detailed reviews on why they’re my favorites, the full streams, and amazing visuals from both artists. Below, here’s a couple Soundcloud streams of the many standout tracks to get ya started.

FKA Twigs “In Time” (will begin playing)

The other 2 projects I want to highlight represent more of the progression in Chicago music. The freshly signed G.O.O.D. Music artist HXLT dropped a new EP, Cover Me,  showing a new side of his versatility as he cleverly sang and covered a variety of alternative hits. And Mick Jenkins tops it off with his hotly anticipated Wave[s] that should only continue to catapault his budding rap stardom for the rest of the year. Like above, click the links along with a couple of my favorites heard below.

Mick Jenkins “Your Love” (will begin playing)