It’s Monday, and what better way to start the week than with some new music? A bevy of outstanding new releases dropped over the weekend, including the highly-anticipated return of Calvin Harris. The Scottish producer returned with his fifth studio album, this one entitled ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2.’ The new project is a guest-heavy album full of great grooves reminiscent of his early work. The opus marks a departure from his EDM sound but welcomes a unique vibe that will carry throughout the rest of Summer.
Speaking about the album, Harris spoke with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. The artist stated: “This album is for car journeys, and beaches and things like this.” He added, “What I was doing a lot was taking trips to the mountains. This is when I still lived in LA. Taking a trip out to this place called Idyllwild in the car, listening to a lot of psychedelic rock, and then climbing the mountain, literally and figuratively, and then heading back. So I was doing a lot of that, putting a lot of vinyl, getting to that kind of zone, you know?”
Vol. 2 comes packed with fourteen new tracks, including the singles “New Money,” “Potion,” and “Stay With Me.” Along the way, we hear guest appearances from the likes of Pusha T, Lil Durk, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, 21 Savage, Young Thug, 6lack, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Swae Lee, Jorja Smith, Latto, Tinashe, Normani, Offset, Halsey, Stefflon Don, Chlöe, Dua Lipa, Shenseea, Coi Leray, and Charlie Puth.