After a crazy summer of music, it’s time to prepare ourselves for fall. Lots of good music will be released as artists either to try get their albums in before the Grammy eligibility deadline or prepare for tours next year. Many albums are yet to be announced, but here are some releases we already have the details on.
September is a big month for new music. Macklemore will return as a solo artist with “Gemini.” He gained the world’s attention by teaming up with Ryan Lewis to release “The Heist” and “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made,” but he will now return to being a solo act. Coming Sept. 22, the album will have features from Offset, Lil Yachty, Kesha and more.
The same day The Killers will release their fifth studio album “Wonderful Wonderful.” Though original members Mark Stoermer and Dave Keuning have decided they will no longer tour with the band, it has been confirmed that they did help create the new album. Three songs from the album have already been released for you to check out if you want a sneak peek of what’s to come: “The Man,” “Run For Cover” and the title track “Wonderful Wonderful.”
Sept. 29 is chock-full of new releases because it is the day before the Grammy eligibility window closes. On this day we will get new music from Shania Twain, Marilyn Manson, Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus.
Shania Twain is returning to music after a 15 year break. Twain’s album “Come on Over” was a game changer in 1997, solidifying that country-pop sound and earning her four Grammys and a Diamond Certification. The new album “Now” was written after going through a divorce from her husband, producer Robert “Mutt” Lange.
Marilyn Manson’s new effort is entitled “Heaven Upside Down.” It is his 10th album, and he has described it as “the last thing people would expect” after hearing his last release, “The Pale Emperor.”
Former Disney starlets Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus have come a long way since drawing mouse ears on our television screens. Demi Lovato has already made waves this year with her collaboration with Cheat Codes “No Promises.” Her new album “Tell Me You Love Me” is said to be more R&B inspired than her previous work. If her new single “Sorry Not Sorry” is any indication then we are in for some good music.
Miley on the other hand is returning to her roots after her forays on “Bangerz” and “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz.” She released the first single “Malibu” back in May and it reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. The new album is titled “Younger Now.”
October brings us new music from Beck and Pink. Beck will release the follow up to “Morning Phase,” which won Album of the Year over Beyoncé in 2015, this Oct. 13. Entitled “Colors,” the album will feature previously released singles “Dear Life,” “Wow,” and “Dreams.”
Pop mainstay Pink will release her first album since giving birth to her son Jameson on the same day. The album “Beautiful Trauma” was announced with the release of her new single “What About Us.” When announcing the release she said that she is “certifiably, insanely proud of this album.”
The most highly anticipated album of the fall has to be “Reputation” from Taylor Swift. Whether you like her or not, Taylor is sure to take over when her album drops Nov. 11. After a year in the dark, she dropped her first single “Look What You Made Me Do” and instantly broke Spotify, YouTube and Vevo records. But now that the old Taylor is dead, what will the new Taylor have to say?
Here are a couple releases that have not yet been confirmed with a date, but should still arrive before your first quarter at Drexel is over. Kelly Clarkson’s first album with new label Atlantic Records is due before the end of the year. Travis Scott and Quavo are supposed to release their collaboration album any minute.
Country couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill should release their duet album sometime after their joint “Soul2Soul” tour wraps up in October. There are also lots of rumors that Eminem will release a new album and we could see Sam Smith’s follow up to “In the Lonely Hour” before the year is out.