New Music Friday Album Roundup: May 19, 2023

It’s time for another New Music Friday! Check out our roundup of the hottest (and best sounding) albums dropping on May 19!

It’s that time of the week again, music lovers! New Music Friday is here, and we’ve got an exciting album roundup for you. This week, we’ve got a diverse mix of genres, from pop to rock to indie, and everything in between. Whether you’re looking for something to dance to, or something to help you unwind after a long week, there’s sure to be something on this list for you. So sit back, relax, and get ready to discover some new music that’s sure to make its way onto your playlist. Without further ado, let’s dive into the New Music Friday Album Roundup for May 19, 2023!

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New Music Friday, May 19-Album Of The Week: Gretchen Parlato, Lionel Loueke -“Lean In”

From the promo material:

A long-awaited collaboration between GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Gretchen Parlato and acclaimed guitarist Lionel Loueke, ‘Lean In’ tells the story of 20 years of connection, inspiration and friendship between two musical soulmates.

The very first duo recording from two musicians who have performed together for more than two decades, Lean In is all about healing, deep trust, love and family. In a time when warmth and compassion are needed more than ever before, both artists felt compelled to make a record sharing songs of inspiration, reflection, wonder and unity, with the title encouraging us to ‘lean in’ to ourselves and to those around us.

The intimacy of the duo songs reveals the depth of the trust and connection between the two artists at the core of the music, an intensity that gradually unfolds and blossoms out into a larger, universal whole as they are joined on the record by members of their families: Mark & Marley Guiliana, Lisa Loueke, & close friend Burniss Travis.




1. Gretchen Parlato, Lionel Loueke -“Lean In” (Qobuz)

2. Samara Joy -“Linger Awhile (Deluxe Edition)” (Qobuz)

3. Dan Wilson -“Things Eternal” (Qobuz)

4. Dave Matthews Band -“Walk Around The Moon” (Qobuz)

5. Parker Milsap – “Wilderness Within You” (Qobuz)

6. Salami Rose Joe Louis – “Akousmatikous” (Qobuz)

7. Khruangbin – “Live at Stubb’s” (Qobuz)

8. Hannah Jadagu – “Aperture” (Qobuz)

9. NQ Arbuckle – “Love Songs for the Long Game” (Qobuz)

10. Amine, Kaytranada – “KAYTRAMINÉ” (Qobuz)



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