While many artists are delaying releasing their new music for the time being, others are doing the exact opposite - bringing their music out early to keep us entertained during lockdown. Below are some highlights from this week's New Music Friday - the full list appears at the bottom of the page.
- A giant gold star for Dua Lipa this week: not only has she brought forward the release of her new album Future Nostalgia, it also happens to be an excellent collection of empowering, life-affirming, disco-influenced pop.
- Before they essentially create some competition for themselves on their new TV series The Search, Little Mix have launched into their sixth album campaign with Break Up Song. It's synth-laden 80's dream-pop, with a chorus that reminds us of something we can't quite put our finger on. Is it Don Henley's Boys Of Summer?
- 5 Seconds of Summer have been on a roll of late; and their new album Calm confirms they've got the rock-songs-with-giant-pop-hooks thing down to a tee.
- Skepta, Chip and Young Adz from D-Block Europe have teamed up for a joint album called Insomnia. Expect this to take over the internet in the coming week.