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Listen to CASE STUDY 01, the Surprise Album From Daniel Caesar

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Surprise album releases are bustin’ out all over! On the same night that J Balvin and Bad Bunny dropped their collaboration, Toronto R&B artist Daniel Caesar released CASE STUDY 01. Besides both being surprise releases, the tracks for both albums are in all caps. What could it signify? This is the second album from Caesar, after 2017’s Freudian. That album was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize Short List and three Grammys. His collaboration with H.E.R. won for Best R&B Performance. Caesar then collaborated with Anderson .Paak’s Band Free Nationals and Unknown Mortal Orchestra on “Beauty & Essex.” CASE STUDY 01 features guest spots from Pharrell Williams, John Mayer, and Brandy. Yes, that Brandy.

Listen to Daniel Caesar’s Surprise Album CASE STUDY 01