New Music Friday Releases: Eminem, Becky Hill, Shaboozey, Snow Patrol and more

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Welcome to New Music Friday, your one place to discover the biggest new single, album and DVD releases. 

Let’s kick off with this week’s album offerings, shall we?

As the genre experiences a 67% surge year-on-year according to Official Charts data, it’s a great week for country fans old and new. Following the success of his breakout hit A Bar Song (Tipsy), Shaboozey releases his third studio album Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going. Self-described as ‘music for the modern cowboy,’ the record also includes pre-release singles Anabelle and Vegas. 

Meanwhile, Texas country legend Willie Nelson returns with his 75th (yep) solo studio LP The Border this week. Could the genre’s current popularity in the UK earn Willie a second Top 40 album here?

MORE: Country music's renaissance in UK as genre surges 67% in 2024

Becky Hill is back with her second full-length collection Believe Me Now?. The follow-up to Top 10 2021 LP Only Honest On The Weekend, the album includes collaborations with the likes of Chase & Status (Disconnect), Self Esteem (True Colours) and Sonny Fodera (Never Be Alone).

Little Mix's Leigh-Anne finds her own sound on debut solo EP No Hard Feelings, which includes previous cuts Stealin' Love, Forbidden Fruit and focus track OMG.

Elsewhere, US pop quartet The Marías serve up their second LP Submarine, New Zealand rockers Crowded House make their comeback with Gravity Stairs and Richard Hawley returns with In This City They Call You Love.

After claiming a Number 2 album with THE WORLD EP.FIN : WILL last year, K-pop juggernaut ATEEZ, made up of Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung and Jongho, drop Golden Hour: Part 1 this week. Meanwhile, four-piece girl group aespa, comprising Karina, Giselle, Winter and Ningning, release their much-anticipated debut album Armageddon this week, led by focus track Supernova.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Ayra Starr (born Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe) delivers her second studio album The Year I Turned 21, including former Official Afrobeats Chart-topper Commas and collaborations with the likes of Asake, Anitta and Coco Jones

Onto singles and, from one Starr to another, The BeatlesRingo Starr gives his Crooked Boy EP a wider release on brand-new formats. Written and produced by Linda Perry (Miley Cyrus, Pink, Christina Aguilera), the EP was previously released on wax as a Record Store Day UK 2024 exclusive.

Clearly inspired by Dua Lipa's love of the illusionist, Eminem unleashes his latest track Houdini. "For my last trick, I'm going to make my career disappear," the rapper told magician David Blaine in a video announcing the single and its parent album, The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grâce), earlier this week. Interesting.

After breaking the news to our very own writer George, and ahead of her headline performance at London’s Mighty Hoopla festival this weekend, Rita Ora releases brand-new single Ask & You Shall Receive. The track, penned by RAYE, follows Rita’s 2023 Top 10 album You & I.

Read our First Listen of Rita Ora's Ask & You Shall Receive here.

Dropping their latest cut Bitch Get Out My Car ahead of their Mighty Hoopla debut, Say Now are here to fill any girl band-shaped hole you might have in your life. With writers and girl band aficionados Biff Stannard (Spice Girls) and Kamille (Little Mix) on board, expect to see a lot more from Maddie, Amelia and Yssy this year.

As they announce The Forest Is The Path, their first full-length project in six years, Snow Patrol share its first single The Beginning this week. Be sure to look out for the group on their 2024 UK and Ireland arena tour.

Elsewhere, Ella Henderson reunites with Switch Disco and recruits Alok on Under The Sun, Atomic Kitten's Natasha Hamilton unveils her debut solo single Edge Of Us and Romy reimagines Donna Lewis's I Love You Always Forever on her latest track Always Forever.

And finally, as they take The Girls Aloud Show tour to arenas across the UK, Girls Aloud continue their rollout of retrospective releases with 2008’s The Loving Kind; as the EP lands on streaming.

Oh, and there's a new remix of Girls Aloud's Love Machine from Jax Jones dropping exclusively on Amazon Music this week, too.

New Music Friday: song, album and DVD releases for May 31 2024