While we still have a month and a half left in the year, this is one of the last big release days of 2021 – but man is it a big one. The epic force that is Adele is finally dropping her fourth album today, and everyone and their mother will likely be listening to it. If they have any time after that, they may be listening to the new pop offering from the legendary Sting. There are a few great rock releases out today too; one from UK glam metal group The Darkness, and lesser-known but “you-oughta-know” bands Royal Castles and Simon and the Island.
Though his last album only dropped a month or so ago, Tom Morello is already releasing singles from that album’s companion piece, and we get three of those today. The amazing Dessa has her next single from her Ides project, and we’ve got the fourth single from Dan Andriano‘s next solo project. Pop rocker Charlie Simpson has dropped his latest track, and we’ve got a collaboration between Bryce Vine and Mod Sun which will certainly be a blast.
As the holidays are around the corner, some artists like New Found Glory are already dropping new festive tunes for your enjoyment. Some of the hottest up-and-comers in alternative music have new singles out this week; phem, Jensen McRae, Smrtdeath, and a collaboration between We Are the Union and Eichlers. Soulful songwriter Teddy Grossman is making a return to our list, as are rockers Sea Girls.
The artists we’re giving first-time spins to this week are Blake Morgan, JordyPurp, Pizza Crunch, Sad Daddy, Salem Ilese, Storm & Stone, Scruffpuppie and The Thing With Feathers.
As always, follow our New Music Friday Playlist to listen to all these new tunes and more!