This week’s longlist of #NewMusicFriday single and album releases appears at the bottom of the page, but first, a few highlights…
The Vamps return refreshed, re-energised and full re-booted on their new album, titled Cherry Blossom. Co-written by the band with producers Jack & Coke (Rita Ora, Charli XCX), Lostboy (Zedd, Dua Lipa) and JHart (Camila Cabello, The Script), if you’ve heard any of the three trailer songs – Married In Vegas, Chemicals, Better – rest assured the remainder of the album is just as bright, breezy and ludicrously catchy. Read our interview with Brad and James about the album here.
London born singer-songwriter Beabadoobee completes her journey from bedroom-pop artist to bubblegrunge hero with the release of her debut album Fake It Flowers. Strongly recommended for those feeling particularly - rightfully - angsty right now.
Norwegian artist Astrid S releases her long-awaited debut, Leave It Beautiful. At ten tracks and clocking in at 27 minutes, it’s a slick, all-killer synthpop affair.
Justin Bieber has teamed up with Benny Blanco on Lonely, the second offering from his upcoming album. Billie Eilish’s brother and producer Finneas also worked on the song, which is essentially a reflection on what it's like being one of the most famous people on the planet.
Kelly Rowland is the latest artist to dust off her sequins and hop on the disco bandwagon with her new track Crazy. Rather than the full-throttle, Euro-pop banger Kelly you might remember from a few years ago, Crazy successfully blends dance with classic funk grooves.