Burna Boy, Great Gable + more, our favourite records of the week

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Burna Boy, Great Gable + more, our favourite records of the week

Words by Mixdown Staff

Burna Boy drops Love, Damini, Great Gable drops On The Wall in The Morning Light, and Wu-Lu debuts with Loggerhead

This week, Burna Boy gets personal, Great Gable give you those Friday vibes, and Wu-Lu comes in hot.

This week’s top picks:

  • Burna Boy – Love, Damini
  • Great Gable – On The Wall in The Morning Light
  • Wu-Lu – Loggerhead

Read all the latest music news here.

Burna Boy – Love, Damini

Grammy-award-winning Burna Boy is back with the official release of his sixth studio album, Love, Damini –available now via Atlantic Records.

The 19-track album features collaborations with Ed Sheeran, J Hus, Popcaan, Blxst, Kehlani, J. Balvin, Khalid, Victonyand Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Love, Damini follows the African Giant’s Grammy award-winning album, Twice As Tall and was written as Burna Boy’s personal letter to his fans. Each track was inspired by significant life events that have impacted Burna. The record marks a coming of age and captures Burna Boy’s new sound as he turns the page on a new musical era.

Great Gable – On The Wall in The Morning Light

Recorded at Rainbow Valley Studios, and produced by Matt Corby and Alex Henriksson, On The Wall in The Morning Light is Great Gable’s propulsively-rhythmic, evocative guitar-driven rock’n’roll realm enriched with experience.

Opening stanza ‘Dancing Shoes‘ sets the pace at a hot simmer, a dependable drum and bass foundation keeping things on track and allowing the pot to overflow with abandon every time the chorus hits. ‘Another Day’ is a boisterous slow dance of disillusion, a sunbaked groove to shake off the naysayer in the noggin.

Our Love’ feels lived in, like a relationship that’s been around the block but has survived and is strong, it’s gently chiming, weaving guitar lines a metaphor for the comfortable ease and loving rapport that comes with contentment. On ‘Hazy’, they channel early 2000s skinny tie New York but with an optimism far too earnest for those times, before When I Grow Up starts slowly before taking off in the direction of modern psych’s most free and frivolous.

Wu-Lu – Loggerhead

“An urgent, post-genre masterpiece,” Loggerhead is music for the ignored and underrepresented – a soundtrack to these richly troubled times intended to inspire and encourage.

Born out of fearless self-examination and drawing on a wide array of influences, from DJ Shadow to Hardcore, Loggerhead is Wu-Lu’s most personal work to date, and includes recent singles ‘Broken Homes,’ ‘South,’ ‘Blame’ and ‘Scrambled Tricks.’A cast of friends and peers also contribute to the record, with input from Lex Amor, Léa Sen, Ego Ella May, Morgan Simpson (black midi), Mica Levi and more.