Editor’s Picks: June 2nd, 2016

McKenzie Fysh, The Beat Editor

Beyonce’s Lemonade

Released on April 23, Beyoncé’s Lemonade stands as one of the icon’s most accomplished compilations yet. Building from Gospel to Rock to R&B influences, Lemonade is a palette of Beyoncé’s signature style: power anthems mixed with reverberating beats. A risk in the eyes of many as it tells the story and explores the heartbreak of Jay-Z’s alleged infidelity, this album showcases a healing Beyoncé willing to share her story with her loyal fans. Tracks from Lemonade topping the charts include “Freedom”, featuring Kendrick Lamar.

KYGO’s Cloud

Rich in easy listening vibes, Norweigan DJ Kygo’s Cloud Nine released on May 13 ventures into the genre of tropical house music, while staying true to Kygo’s signature dance soundtrack feel. Loaded with artist collaborations including Matt Corby, Kodaline, and John Legend, Kygo experiments with guitar, synth, and tropical percussion instruments to produce club ready tracks on this album. Similar in SoCal vibes to The Neighbourhood’s album Wiped Out released earlier this year, Cloud Nine debuts on international charts.