The full list of this week's key New Music Friday releases appears at the bottom of the page, but first, some highlights...
Q4 is in full swing when it comes to album releases this week. Fresh off his Number 1 single Cold Heart, Elton John releases The Lockdown Sessions, a collection of duets recorded in - you guessed it - lockdown last year. The range of artists featured is eclectic to say the least - Lil Nas X, Stevie Nicks, Nicki Minaj, Stevie Wonder and Miley Cyrus are among the guests.
Lana unveils her second album of 2021 and eighth record overall Blue Banisters, while Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro are back with their The Myth of the Happily Ever After, described by the group as the "sprawling sister record" to last year's A Celebration Of Endings.
Elsewhere, rising star Mimi Webb releases her highly anticipated EP Seven Shades Of Heartbreak, and Duran Duran are back with Future Past - their 15th album is co-produced by the band with Mark Ronson, Giorgio Moroder, and features a guest appearance by Tove Lo.
On the singles front, ABBA release Just A Notion, a reworked demo of a song originally intended for their Voulez-Vous album that will feature on their upcoming album Voyage.
Production heavyweights Swedish House Mafia have teamed up with The Weeknd on Moth To A Flame, Craig David and MNEK join forces on garage-pop banger Who You Are (read our thoughts on the song here), and five years after their hugely successful hook-up, Sia has returned the favour to Sean Paul by featuring on his new single Dynamite.
Finally, London artist Alex Clare returns with an explosive, soul-stirring new single Why Don't Ya, Diana Ross drops the third single from her upcoming album, titled All Is Well, and British rapper Digga D takes inspiration from Netflix's Squid Games on his new track Red Light Green Light.