See the Upcoming Soul Music Album Releases!

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    Who says that the album is dead? At a time when radio and streaming services seem to be focusing more on singles, there are dozens and dozens of great new soul music albums coming in the Summer and Fall of 2024, and we have them here!

    The Legends

    The upcoming releases are highlighted by brand new albums from some longtime favorites. The legendary George Benson pulls some lush orchestral recordings from the vault on Dreams Do Come True. Also, folks are pining for the new Vanessa Williams album, featuring the dance hit “Legs.” Also look for new discs from ST Award winner Syleena Johnson, Candi Staton, LL Cool J, Tower of Power, Meshell Ndegeocello, Nikka Costa, Karen Clark Sheard, Steve Cropper, and Van Morrison.

    Who says that the album is dead? At a time when radio and streaming services seem to be focusing more on singles, there are dozens and dozens of great new soul music albums coming in the Summer and Fall of 2024, and we have them here!

    The Legends

    The upcoming releases are highlighted by brand new albums from some longtime favorites. The legendary George Benson pulls some lush orchestral recordings from the vault on Dreams Do Come True. Also, folks are pining for the new Vanessa Williams album, featuring the dance hit “Legs.” Also look for new discs from ST Award winner Syleena Johnson, Candi Staton, LL Cool J, Tower of Power, Meshell Ndegeocello, Nikka Costa, Karen Clark Sheard, Steve Cropper, and Van Morrison.

    The Indie Soul Stars

    Three time SoulTracks Award winner Angela Johnson returns on a new album with OPOLOPO, and that release is joined by other SoulTracks indie faves Cornell “CC” Carter, Bradd Marquis, Cecily, The California Honeydrippers, Terri Green, Acantha Lang, Erin Stevenson, and many more.

    The Jazzier Side

    Lots of new jazzy albums coming too, headlined by Esperanza Spalding’s collab with Milton Nascimento, arriving Aug. 9. Other jazz stars are following suit, including Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride, Al Di Meola, Pat Metheny, and Wayne Shorter.

    All in all, the next few months are simply jam-packed with much anticipated new music. We’ll be featuring songs from these discs as they arrive. This will be a season to remember! 

    [Note: If you know of other album releases coming, please drop us a note with Artist, Title and release date to info(at)soultracks.com]. And thanks to SoulTracker Tiffany for always keeping us up to date!

    Upcoming Album Releases (shown by date of release) 

    Summer

    Darien Brockingon - Where Love Grows (July 9)

    Adrian Marcel - Rnbay Szn EP (July 12)

    Vincent Ingala - Escape with Me (July 12)

    Bette Smith - Goodthing (July 12)

    Common & Pete Rock - The Auditorium Vol. 1 (July 12)

    Eminem - The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grace) (July 14)

    Bradd Marquis - I Choose You (July 15)

    Trevor Jackson - It's Complicated (July 16)

    Childish Gambino - Bando Stone & The New World Soundtrack (July 19)

    Kevin Kinsella - At Imperial Sound Vol 2 (July 19)

    Kenny Garrett - Who Killed AI? (July 19)

    George Benson - Dreams Do Come True (July 19)

    BLK ODYSSY - 1-800-Fantasy (July 19)

    Christian McBride & Edgar Meyers - But Who's Gonna Play the Melody? (July 19)

    Al Di Meola - Twentyfour (July 19)

    Zeshan B - O Say, Can You See (July 26)

    Cecily - Awakening Pt. II (July 26)

    Acantha Lang - Beautiful Dreams (Instrumental) (July 26)

    Ice Spice - Y2k (July 26)

    Rakim - GOD's Network (Reb7rth) (July 26) 

    Donnie T. Smith - Alone 2gether (July 26)

    Erin Stevenson - Cover Girl Uncovered (July 26)

    Pat Metheny - MoonDial (July 26)

    Shekina Glory Ministry - Fresh Fire (July 26)

    Cornell CC Carter - Expressions of Soul (July 26)

    Angel Sessions - Presents Unreleased Songs (July 27)

    Loleatta Holloway - We're Getting Stronger (Box Set) (July)

    MS1 Project - Remedy 4: The Mind Part 2 (July)

    Davis Chris & Mr. Foster - Highway 17 (August 2)

    Moses Sumney - Sophcore EP (August 2)

    T. Graham Brown - From Memphis to Muscle Shoals (August 2)

    The Charades - C is for Charades EP (August 2)

    Khalid - Sincere (Aug 2)

    Meshell Ndegeocello - No More Water: The Gospel of James Baldwin (August 2) 

    Elijah Blake - elijah (August 2)

    Van Morrison - Live at Orangefield (August 2)

    Ravyn Lenae - Bird's Eye (August 9)

    Spice - Mirror 25 (August 9)

    Milton Nascimento and Esperanza Spalding - Milton + Esperanza (August 9) 

    Nikka Costa - Dirty Disco (August 16)

    Foster The People - Paradise State of Mind (August 16)

    Ray Lamontagne - Long Way Home (August 16)

    Orrin Evans - Walk A Mile In My Shoe (August 16)

    The California Honeydrippers - Dig (August 16)

    Jumaane Smith - Come On Home (August 16)

    Jontavious Willis - West Georgia Blues (August 16)

    Tinashe - Quantum Baby (August 16)

    Devon Allman - Miami Moon (August 16)

    Terri Green - Unexpected Love (August 19)

    Thee Heart Tones - Forever & Ever (Aug 23)

    Karen Clark Sheard - Still Karen (Aug 23)

    Wayne Shorter - Celebration, Vol 1 Live (Aug 23)

    Steve Cropper & The Midnight Hour - Friendlytown (Aug 23)

    Ruthie Foster - Mileage (August 23)

    Vanessa Williams - Survivor (August 23)

    Tab Benoit - I Hear Thunder (August 30)

    Shamekia Copeland - Blame It On Eve (Aug 30)

    A$AP Rocky - Don't Be Dumb (Aug 30)

    Syleena Johnson - Legacy (Aug 30)

    Wayne Escoffery - Alone (August 30)

    Candi Staton - Back to My Roots (August 30)

    Galliano - Halfway Somewhere (Aug 30)

    Sylvester - Live at the Opera House 1978 (Sept 6)

    Pale Jay - Low End Love Songs (Sept 6)

    LL Cool J - The Force (Sept 6)

    Allysha Joy - The Making of Silk (Sept 13)

    Lady Blackbird - Slang Spirituals (Sept 13)

    Biscuit Rouse - Biscuit & Buddy (Sept. 13)

    Terry Balladier - Finally Flying...Solo (Sept 14)

    Mortimer - From Within (Sept 20)

    Dave Guy - Ruby (Sept 20)

    Orion Sun - Orion (Sept 20)

    Ayo - Mami Wata (Sept. 20)

     

    Fall and Beyond

    Tower of Power - It's Christmas (Sept. 27)

    Van Morrison - New Arrangements and Duets (Sept. 27)

    Ezra Collective - Dance, No One's Watching (Sept 27)

    Double Exposure - My Love is Free - The Salsoul Recordings (September)

    OPOLOPO and Angela Johnson - Best of Both Worlds (September)

    Vladimir Cetkar - Let Us Be (September)

    Thee Sacred Souls - Got a Story To Tell (Oct. 4)

    Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn - Quiet in a World Full of Noise (Oct 4)

    Tank and the Bangas - The Heart, The Mind, The Soul (Oct 11)

    Dee Brown - Mister Smooth (October 11)

    Rag N Bone Man - What Do You Believe In (Oct 18)

    Bootsy Collins - Album of the Year #1 Funkateer (Oct. 25)

    Tristan - Frou-Frou (April 4, 2025)

     

    On The Horizon (Release Dates TBA)

    ASCENDANT - Illuminate: RED
    Jon B - TBA
    Eric Benet - Duets
    Karen Bernod - 
    Lyfe Remixed
    Mary J Blige - TBA
    Wayne Brady - 
    TBA
    Camper - TBA
    Ty Causey - Milestones, Vol. 1 
    Lynn Davis - From the Vault
    Chloe - Trouble in Paradise
    Conya Doss - 4Everlasting
    ConFunkShun - Smooth Jukebox 
    Double Exposure - TBA
    The Family Stand - 
    Evolve 
    Kevin Flournoy - Versatility
    The Force MDs - Continuing the Legacy
    Marques Houston - The Best Worst Year Ever
    Tomi Jenkins (formerly of Cameo) - Soul Survivor 
    Syleena Johnson - Legacy
    Kinsman Dazz Band - Forevermore
    Chaka Khan - 
    TBA

    Lamone - I Am Lamone
    Muni Long - Revenge
    Louis York - Songs With Friends 
    MC Lyte - 1 of 1
    Bradd Marquis - I Choose You
    Maxwell - MidsummersNIGHT 
    Frank McComb - Artistic Hibernation
    Jacci McGhee - TBA
    Miguel - Viscera
    Journey Montana - EclipseKeke Palmer - TBA
    Gene Rice - TBA
    Brenda Russell - Songpainter
    Jill Scott - TBA
    Evan Silva - 61S
    Stokes & Machine - Feathers
    Avery Sunshine - So Glad To Know You 
    Teri Tobin - Forever
    The Ton3s - We Love Radio
    J Valentine - Conversations with Women
    Vanessa Williams - TBA