Every week here at Official Charts we compile our fancy list of single, album and home entertainment releases; bringing you the latest music you need to know about. Let's dive into this week's, shall we?
Two biggies this week from the biggest names in pop music. Obviously, she stopped the world with that digital drop once more. Queen Beyonce returned to the dance-floor in style on her massive new single Break My Soul, the first taste from upcoming album Renaissance, and the biggest, straightforward banger we've had from Bey in quite some time. Don't worry if it inspires you to quit your job!
Taylor Swift is also slowly emerging out of hibernation - and she's serving us her first properly new material since 2020's Evermore in the form of Carolina; a sinister, American Gothic-inspired song that forms the theme of the upcoming Where The Crawdads Sing adaption featuring none other than Normal People's Daisy Edgar-Jones. Still no word on 1989 (Taylor's Version), but we remain eternally optimistic!
Other singles dropping this New Music Friday include the newest offering from Charlie Puth's self-titled third album. Left and Right features BTS member Jung Kook and employs a neat little audio trick you'll appreciate listening to it with headphones on. Aitch also launches another song from his upcoming debut album (In Disguise), Rita Ora teams up with Netsky for a rattling EDM bop (Barricades) and Lil Nas X makes a defiant statement on the incindiery new track Late To Da Party, featuring NBA YoungBoy.
Albums-wise this week, we have US alt-pop idol Conan Gray issuing his sophomore record Superache (listen to super-charged hit single in the making Disaster), queer icons Muna drop their third, self-titled record (we recommend What I Want for immediate consumption) and Madonna begins the ambitious re-release of her entire back catalogue with remix anthology Finally Enough Love.