Check out the full list of new singles, albums and DVD/Blu-rays out this week at the bottom of the page, but first, some highlights…
Billy Lockett – Empty House
Fans of rousing, emotional soul-pop balladry would do well to pay attention to Billy Lockett. The Northampton-born singer-songwriter popped up on a fair few ones to watch lists at the start of the year and last week announced he’d signed to Warner Records. His first release on the label, Empty House, is produced by MyRiot (London Grammar, Birdy) and is a bold, sweeping statement of intent.
Janelle Monae – Make Me Feel and Django Jane
After a five-year wait, Janelle Monae releases two new songs this week from her upcoming album Dirty Computer. Make Me Feel is the proper single of the two, and funky is an understatement.
5 Seconds of Summer - Want You Back
The Australian boy band are back with Want You Back, which is packed with their signature pop/rock sound. The track is the lead single from their upcoming third studio album, their first in three years.
Sigala ft. Paloma Faith
The British DJ and producer returns after last summer’s Top 10 hit Came Here For Love with another feel good dance-pop anthem. Lullaby, which features Paloma Faith, is, he told us, “about always going back to that person who has stuck with you through all the highs and the lows.” Expect to hear this on the radio. A lot.
Alexandra Burke - Shadow
Alexandra releases her first new music in six years this week. Shadow, which heads up her upcoming third album The Truth Is, sees the singer mourning over a relationship she can’t quite let go of.
David Bowie – vinyl reissues
Five of Bowie’s seminal albums are being released individually on vinyl for the first time since 1991 this week. All the records – Low, Heroes, Lodger, Scary Monsters and Stage (2017 version) – were previously included in last year’s box set A New Career In Town (1977-1982), and now they’re out individually on 180-gram vinyl.