Say what you will about Summer 2018, but you can’t deny the fact that it had some great music. With new releases from talented artists such as Ariana Grande, Panic! at the Disco, and Troye Sivan, summer has set a tough act for the autumn to follow. But fear not! Here are eight albums for you to get hyped for, all of which are set to drop this fall.
Due: September 7
The former Beatle is set to release his seventeenth studio album this fall. McCartney dropped two of the album’s songs, ‘Come Onto Me’ and ‘I Don’t Know‘ in June. In a press release, McCartney said that he thinks of the album as “a dream location that the music emanates from”. Egypt Station follows his 2013 album, New. Since then, he’s collaborated with artists such as Kanye West and Ringo Starr on multiple tracks.
(Kobalt Label Services)
Due: September 7
Lenny Kravitz announced his eleventh album along with the first single, ‘It’s Enough’. The song’s video was posted on Facebook and contains an abundance of political commentary. “I’ve had enough of racism. I’ve had enough of war,” says Kravitz. The record promises to be one of Kravitz’s most eclectic and funky creations yet. Listen to ‘It’s Enough’ below.
(Capitol Records Nashville)
Due: September 14
If you don’t drop everything to sing the lyrics to ‘Before He Cheats’ at the top of your lungs, you’re lying to yourself. This will be the country singer’s sixth album, and the first one Underwood will be co-producing. “We have a lot of songs on there that are definitely emotional and kind of soulful and real and raw,” said the singer. Underwood has already released a few songs from the album, including ‘Cry Pretty’. Listen to it here.
Due: September 21
The Austin-based band describes themselves as “coral reef rock“. Their debut album Happy Camper is mostly self-produced and has nostalgic melodies with carefree lyrics. While no songs from the album have been released yet, you can listen to their EP, So Polite, below.
(Warner Bros. Records)
Due: September 28
If you thought that Cher’s role in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again deserved way more lines, then this album is for you. She took to Twitter on July 25th to reveal the tracklist for the ABBA cover album, which includes hits like ‘Dancing Queen’ and ‘Gimme Gimme’. Listen to ‘SOS’ below.
Twenty One Pilots
(Fueled By Ramen)
Due: October 5
The long-awaited follow up to the duo’s fourth album, Blurryface, will be out this October. In a recent interview, band member Tyler Joseph said it would sound “a little less up-tempo than the last record…focusing a little more on the lyrical content”. Listen to a song from the new album, ‘My Blood’, below.
Tokyo Police Club
Due: October 5
The alt-rock quartet will be trying out a renewed sound on their fourth album. This will be their return from a four year drought (their last album was 2014’s Forcefield) and a celebration of the tenth anniversary of their breakout album, Elephant Shell. Check out their song ‘Hercules’ now.
A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
(Dirty Hit, Interscope)
Due: November 30
The rock band first rose to U.K. acclaim with their self-titled debut album in 2013, but it wasn’t until their sophomore album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, that they became stars in the U.S. The album became popular (reaching no. 1), and anticipation for their next endeavor has been mounting since then. Listen to a song from the new album below.
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