We pride ourselves on being our Sofar alumni’s biggest cheerleaders, and they make it easy on us every time they release killer albums. From pop hits that bop to crooning tunes that sound like they belong in an Audrey Hepburn film, here are a few of the albums we can’t wait to blast when they’re released this spring.
This new album features an underdog story much like the artist’s, showcasing the emotional plot of pursuing a new destiny. Preview the dreamy melodies and grounding beats in her single, “Feel The Way I Want”.
Get into your ~feelings~ with this internationally loved and quickly rising pop star. This swoony, upbeat album feels like a first crush with all of the butterflies and none of the awkwardness. It’s sweet, tender and full of lovely melodies that will leave you smitten.
We’re counting down the days until we can stream this album on March 13th. Inspired by the struggles of bandleader Rob Grote and written with no intention of recording, the album is bound to be something special. Listen to “Cheap Regrets” for a teaser and pre-order the album ASAP for your latest indie-rock obsession.
Anxiously awaiting a new album from indie royalty, Grouplove? The wait is almost over. Play their single “Deleter” on repeat until you can stream the whole album on March 13th. Listen for a feeling that’s half coming-of-age-heartbreak and half contemporary-rom-com.
Listening to Jordan Mackampa’s honey-like vocals and woodsy rhythms hits you in the feels and leaves you wanting more. We know the upcoming release of his debut album, Foreigner, will feel the same. This pop-soul hybrid has a bright future ahead of him. Stream his single “Under” to feel like the world is on your side.
Nandi Rose’s forthcoming album is an emotional warning of “the person she could become if she’s not more vigilant”. It’s moody, it’s beautiful, and it’s a necessary reminder to live out our feelings, even the lonely ones. Mark your calendars for this release on March 27th!
Somewhere between SZA and Lana Del Rey, Jessie Reyez is known for serving sexy ballads with swoon-worthy vocals and all the attitude. As she says herself, “I like to sing about shit I don't like to talk about.” Listen to the heart wrenching hit “FIGURES” for a taste of the forthcoming magic on “Before Love Came To Kill Us”.
Influenced by his love for flamenco, Josh Edwards has created a sound that lives somewhere between his British roots and the Andean mountains. Watch out for his road-trip-ready album coming out this June, and get caught up with the magical world of Blanco White’s inspiring sound.
Stop what you’re doing right now and tune into the smooth baritone vocals and romantic melodies that are waiting for you in every Gregory Porter song. If you like Stevie Wonder and Frank Sinatra, you’ll be enchanted by this contemporary crooner.
Sounds like a summer night and feels like a new-age Modest Mouse — if Declan McKenna’s new record is anything like his latest single “Beautiful Faces”, we’ll be listening to it on repeat. Watch out for another politically charged and perfectly emotional album coming from this young star on May 15th.
This album is bonkers in the best way. With a voice that stays with you after the album ends, Moses Sumney has pieced together a patchwork of emotions and influences with beauty and ambiguity. Listen ASAP and then over and over and over again.
This young star has come a long way since passing out business cards at Troye Sivan shows. His Staples bill may have gotten smaller, but his fan-base has spread around the world along with his hits. Check out “Mind Is A Prison” for a taste of the bops that are awaiting us on his new album.
Keep these forthcoming albums on your radar and Sofar alumni in your dreams and streams. Want to catch the next-big-thing before anyone else? Check out Sofar shows happening near you.
Header photo of Grouplove at Sofar LA by Elli Lauren.