New Releases: Drake, Kenya Grace, Joel Corry and more

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New Music Friday

Welcome to your round-up of this week’s biggest new song, album and home entertainment releases. 

Let’s get straight into a selection of the biggest new albums releases, shall we?

Firstly, Drake's latest drop For All the Dogs is finally yours. SURPRISE.

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters releases The Dark Side of the Moon Redux this week; his own take on the group’s iconic The Dark Side of the Moon LP. Released in 1973 and peaking at Number 2, the original album saw Waters, alongside then-bandmates David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason, break sonic ground with tracks like Time, Money and the Syd Barrett-inspired Brain Damage.

Roger’s reimagining of the record sees him explore themes of greed and inequality once again, this time through a 2023 lens.

DJ and producer Joel Corry unleashes Another Friday Night, a collection of back-to-back bangers including Number 1 MNEK collaboration Head & Heart, Lionheart (Fearless) with Tom Grennan and current Rita Ora team-up Drinkin’.

In celebration of National Album Day 2023 (October 14), which this year honours some classic ‘90s records, S Club issue BEST: The Greatest Hits of S Club 7 on vinyl for the first time ever this week. The hits compilation peaked at Number 2 on its original release in 2003, and coincides with Tina Barrett, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Rachel Stevens and Jo O’Meara’s The Good Times Tour, which kicks off in Manchester this week (October 12).

See the full list of National Album Day 2023 releases here.

Elsewhere, K-pop idols NCT DREAM return with their latest collection Fact Check. Could the fifth full-length album from Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chanle and Jisung earn the group their first UK Top 40 record, having secured success on the Official Album Downloads Chart and Official Independent Album Breakers Chart so far.

Paramore enlist the likes of Wet Leg, Foals and Remi Wolf for Re: This Is Why, a remix album seeing the group put a fresh spin on their former Number 1 LP This is Why. The record saw Hayley Williams, Zac Farro and Taylor York reach the Official Albums Chart summit for a third time in February of this year.

On the singles front, blink-182 follow their recent Top 40 singles EDGING and ONE MORE TIME with DANCE WITH ME. The newly-reunited original line-up, comprising Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker, bring their brand-new live show to the UK next week. Check out blink-182’s tour setlist in full here.

Currently in the race to claim her first-ever Number 1 single with Strangers, Kenya Grace returns already with Only in My Mind. Admittedly in her 'constrantly releasing music era,' the breakout British singer-songwriter's been teasing the track on social media, saying: "I swear sad songs and liquid drum and bass is the best combination."

You can be the judge of that when Only in My Mind's released on October 6.

Brand-new girl group Say Now, formerly needanamebro, return with their latest cut S.I.N.G.L.E; a breezy declaration of independence that sees members Yssy Salvanera, Amelia Onuorah, and Maddie Haynes move on from lost love with a sprightly spring in their step. 

Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid returns with brand-new single Ghost this week. The follow-up to The Hype, it’s the latest track to be lifted from Sigrid’s upcoming third studio album; details of which are yet to be announced.

Irish breakout star Jazzy keeps the blood pumping as she follows up solo smashes Giving Me and Feel It with new drop NRG, as James Arthur unleashes Just Us.

Harlesden multi-hyphenate Nines teams up with Bad Boy Chiller Crew on the much-hyped TOXIC, taken from brand-new album Crop Circle 3 out this week. Meanwhile James Hype and Kim Petras join forces on new dance banger Drums. The single samples Justin Timberlake's 2002 Number 2 hit Like I Love You; his first solo release post-*NSYNC.

Chatting about the single, James says: "It was an instrumental called Everybody Dance, which I played in my sets. The Hypefam heard it and not only demanded I release it, they had already renamed it Drums of their own accord!"

Could the collab see James better his current Official Singles Chart peak of Number 6 with 2022's Ferrari?

Oh, and there's a festive Cher drop in the form of DJ Play a Christmas Song. MERRY CHRISTMAS, one and all.

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