The full list of this week's new single, album and DVD/Blu-ray releases is at the bottom of the page, but first, here are a few highlights.
- Raye’s new single Natalie Don’t is essentially Dolly Parton’s Jolene for 2020 – so much so that she even references the Dolly classic in the song.
- Kid Cudi and Eminem have teamed up on a new single (announced impeccably by Cudi’s daughter), curiously titled: The Adventures Of Moon Man & Slim Shady. It's a firey collab on which the pair discuss the global pandemic, the murder of Goerge Floyd and lots more.
- Katy Perry has dropped the title track of her new album, titled Smile. While the album’s artwork is dividing fans, the song itself is where she operates best: playful, carefree, and uplifting.
- After a couple of frustratingly overlooked releases last year, Zara Larsson is back and she’s not messing about. Love Me Land finds her back in straight-up pop banger territory.
- Queen of Afrobeats Tiwa Savage releases Dangerous Love, a song she says is about “a girl who is dipping in and out of a ‘relationship’ with a guy that really doesn’t deserve her time or attention”. Relatable. It’s the trailer single from her upcoming album CELIA (named after her mum), due later this year.
- The Streets return with their first new music in almost a decade, with a mixtape aptly titled None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Alive. It’s a star-studded affair, with features from Idles, Ms Banks, Dapz, and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker.
- Rufus Wainwright’s new album Unfollow The Rules has been billed as a return to form for the singer-songwriter; a mature and accomplished bookend to his 1998 self-titled debut album.