After what felt like a lifetime without fresh new music, we’re excited for 2021 providing us with the good stuff. Last year saw a multitude of album postponements and it looks like that’s finally coming to an end. With a new year brings new music, and we’ve rounded up our favourite new releases and what’s still to come for this month and next.
You Me At Six “SUCKAPUNCH”
Released: 15th January 2021
The seventh studio album from the rock band features an expansion of sound and a clear example of the band staying at the forefront of modern British rock. Frontman Josh Franceschi explained the album as “Having to face our pain head on and carve it into something positive. Our seventh studio album is the result of us finding peace and acceptance of what’s been and gone”
Our Top 2 Tracks: Beautiful Way; Kill The Mood
Drake “Certified Lover Boy”
Release Date: TBC
The album we’ve all been waiting for, originally set to be released in January, Drake has recently announced this isn’t the case anymore, between surgery and rehab his energy has been dedicated to his recovery, but he has promised it will be released sometime this year. On his birthday last year, he released a minute-long trailer for the album and has already released the album’s lead single ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’ which we love. Knowing Drake, we know that it will worth the wait.
Our Favourite Track So Far: Laugh Now Cry Later
Foo Fighters “Medicine at Midnight”
Release Date: February 5th 2021
Originally scheduled for release in 2020 and delayed due to COVID-19, the upcoming tenth studio album by American rock band Foo Fighters is now set to be released in Feb. It’s been teased to be an album filled with anthemic, huge, sing-along rock songs by Dave Grohl himself. Featuring 9 tracks (three of which have already been released) all inspired by their love of rock bands that make upbeat, up-tempo, danceable records.
Our Favourite Track So Far: Waiting On A War
Release Date: January 22nd 2021
Created as a follow-up album, house duo Bicep released their album on Friday after teasing us with tracks ‘Apricots’ and ‘Atlas’ which have received great responses from critics thus far. Achieving well over 10 million plays each across streaming services, with Atlas winning DJ Mag’s Track of the Year 2020 Awards.
Our Favourite Track So Far: Atlas
London Grammar “Californian Soil”
Release Date: February 12th 2021
Giving us the first album since 2017, trio London Grammar are set to release their album on Feb 12th. Featuring 12 tracks and following their trance-like energy throughout. The song Californian Soil had marked such a turning point for us as a brand that they decided to name their album after it.
Our Favourite Tracks So Far: Baby It’s You; Californian Soul
More to Look Forward To…
If that isn’t enough to keep us going for the rest of the year we have even more new music to look forward to. With slowthai, SG Lewis, Kings of Leon, Kanye and more set to release albums later this year. Watch this space…