New Releases: The Kid LAROI, Jung Kook & Central Cee, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Cher and more

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New Releases October 20

Welcome to your weekly round-up of brand-new song, album and home entertainment releases, all in one handy place. 

Let’s get straight into some of this week’s biggest albums, shall we? 

The Rolling Stones return with Hackney Diamonds. Preceded by Top 40 single Angry and Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder collaboration Sweet Sounds of Heaven, it’s Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards’ first body of original material in 18 years, and first LP without late drummer Charlie Watts, who died in August 2021. 

Could the much-anticipated release earn the Stones a 14th Number 1 album next week? 

Another big comeback comes in the form of blink-182. Back with their original line-up of Tom DeLonge (replaced by Matt Skiba 2015-2022), Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus, the punk-pop pioneers release ONE MORE TIME… this week. Including the singles EDGING, ONE MORE TIME, MORE THAN YOU KNOW, FELL IN LOVE and DANCE WITH ME, the band will be hoping to score their first Number 1 album as blink’s original incarnation.

We may be on the wrong side of Halloween, and Mariah Carey might be yet to give her blessing, but this week sees Cher release her first-ever festive collection Christmas. Having already shared some yuletide cheer with DJ Play a Christmas Song, the record sees Cher work with long-time collaborator Mark Taylor (Believe) once again. With 10 Top 10 albums already under her belt, could Christmas provide Cher another? 

Other big album releases this week come from the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club (My Big Day), Jamie Lawson’s Little Weaknesses and RAYE’s live recording of her recent London homecoming show (My 21st Century Symphony. (Live at the Royal Albert Hall)). 

You can expect a selection of much-hyped reissues this week, too. Pet Shop Boys’ cult classic Relentless turns 30, it’s 10 years of Scottish synth-popsters CHVRCHES’ debut The Bones of What You Believe and Tyler, the Creator's WOLF and Jamie Cullum’s Twentysomething celebrates its 20th anniversary. 

On the singles front, Australian multi-hyphenate The Kid LAROI (real name Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard) joins forces with BTS star Jung Kook and Shepherd’s Bush-raised rapper Central Cee on TOO MUCH. TOO MUCH is lifted from LAROI’s upcoming studio album THE FIRST TIME, currently slated for a November 2023 release.

Central Cee will be hoping it earns him a second Number 1 single of the year following Dave collab Sprinter, which secured 10 consecutive weeks at the summit and was crowned 2023’s Official Song of the Summer.

As The Eras Tour Film hits UK cinemas, Taylor Swift aims to give retrospective Lover single Cruel Summer one further push with The Cruelest Summer EP, including live recording Cruel Summer - Live from TS | The Eras Tour.

Ahead of the release of her third studio LP, Jess Glynne unleashes Friend of Mine. The follow-up to Silly Me and What Do You Do?, the drum and bass-tinged track is co-written by Jess alongside Jin Jin and British DJ Sub Focus (who's also on production duties).

Teasing her ‘vulnerable’ upcoming record, Jess recently told Official Charts: “I’ve been doing a lot of work on myself over the past few years, I’ve been through a lot in my career and personal life. I’ve grown, and the songs show what I’ve been through.” 

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN: Jess Glynne – Friend of Mine

Charli XCX recruits Sam Smith on brand-new track In The City; the first single released under Charli’s recently-inked major label deal. Meanwhile, YUNGBLUD and Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes release their collaboration HAPPIER.

Take That unleash Brand New Sun, the follow-up to Windows and second taste of their upcoming ninth studio LP This Life, as marshmello teams up with P!nk and Sting on dance banger Dreaming.

The SaturdaysVanessa White returns with her latest solo endeavour Boy 4 Life, as does The Wombats' frontman Murph (real name Matthew Murphy) with Slipping Away.

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