As we are halfway through the year of 2021, here is a list of upcoming album releases.
Coldplay: Music of the Spheres
British band Coldplay’s ninth studio album, Music of the Spheres, is set to be released on October 15th. The first single “Higher Power” was an instant hit produced by pop legend Max Martin. The band recently announced that the second single “My Universe” will feature Kpop sensation BTS.
Lil Nas X: Montero
Rapper Lil Nas X is finally releasing his debut studio album on September 17th after successful hits such as “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. The title track “Montero (Call Me By Your Name) debuted No.1 on the Billboard chart. Montero the album is set to feature multiple artists such as Jack Harlow, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Elton John, and Miley Cyrus.
Jeremy Zucker: Crusher
Indie pop star Jeremy Zucker announced his second studio album, Crusher, will drop on October 1st. According to Zucker, the album will be a departure from his previous material both sonically and thematically. “During the writing process of this album, I became more myself than ever. It’s a more raw and confident me. I found new influences sonically, and I finally learned how to have fun making music again,” he said. Three singles were released before the album, “18,” “Honest,” and “Cry With You.”
Chelsea Cutler: When I Close My Eyes
Singer-songwriter and producer Chelsea Cutler revealed last week that her sophomore album When I Close My Eyes will be released on October 15th. Cutler celebrated the news with a new song from the album, “Calling All Angels,” featuring Quinn XCII. The singer released her debut album How To Be Human and her critically acclaimed joint project with Jeremy Zucker, brent ii last year.
Ed Sheeran: = (Equals)
Ed Sheeran will finally release his highly anticipated fifth studio album on October 29th. Three songs have been released so far to promote the album. “Bad Habits,” “Visiting Hours,” and “Shiver.” “I started writing and recording this album in June 2017. It’s been a long, long process. I’ve been through love, loss, new life, grief and everything in between during the whole period of writing it, and I feel like it’s really a coming of age record. I’ve never been more proud of a body of work, or more excited/nervous for you all to hear it,” said Sheeran.
Taylor Swift: Red (Taylor’s Version)
Taylor Swift is just releasing albums back to back these days. The next album she will release as a re-recording due to her ongoing battle with her masters being sold is Red. Swift announced the release date will be November 19th, and will have six new songs with features such as Phoebe Bridgers, Chris Stapleton, and Ed Sheeran. Red (Taylor’s Version) will also include a 10 miniature version of a fan favorite song from Swift, “All Too Well.”
Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett: Love For SaleLady Gaga and the legendary Tony Bennett are reuniting once again for another collaboration album, Love For Sale. The album will be released on October 1st, and the first single “I Get a Kick Out of You” was released on August 3rd. Gaga and Bennett’s last collaboration Cheek to Cheek was released back in 2014 to widespread critical acclaim.
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