After a pandemic pause, the music industry has been flooded with new releases from all genres. Artists have been busy creating new content during their involuntary downtime and fans are now able to get a taste of what they have been working on. Here are some of our top picks for new releases coming Friday, October 29 representing various musical spaces.
= BY ED SHEERAN
After a hiatus that included having a child, Ed Sheeran is back. As a follow-up to his albums +, x, and ÷, the multi-talented is adding = to his body of work. With his singles “Bad Habits” and “Shivers,” it is clear that Ed Sheeran has not lost his ability to make hits that resonate with multiple audiences.
“TAKE A SHOT” BY KONSHENS
Following his single “She Got It” featuring Rafa Pabön, Konshens is releasing another track off his upcoming album Red Reign, which will drop on November 12. The “Playboy of Dancehall” has been teasing followers on social media with red-themed content previewing the upcoming album. It is sure to be a banger that will keep playlists hot this winter.
HUSHED AND GRIM BY MASTODON
The popular heavy rock band is releasing their latest album called Hushed and Grim. In an age where it is hard to keep an audience’s attention, the band wanted to release a double-disc because they had so much content to share. Since there has been a drought of new music the last year and a half, it is doubtful that fans will be disappointed.
SPICE25 BY SPICE GIRLS
ALBUM (ANNIVERSARY RELEASE)
The world is about to get spicier with this anniversary re-release from Spice Girls’ 90s iconic girl group. Sporty, Ginger, Baby, Posh, and Scary are issuing a particular edition version of their debut album that commemorates 25 years since its original release. It is an excellent piece of nostalgia for those who were spinning the original and a way to spark a new “Girl Power” generation of fans.
A VERY TRAINOR CHRISTMAS BY MEGHAN TRAINOR
ALBUM (DELUXE EDITION)
It is that time of the year again. Kicking off the holiday season is a deluxe edition album from pop sensation Meghan Trainor. Offering covers of her favorite Christmas songs, A Very Trainor Christmas makes the perfect soundtrack to the season. If you’re on the lookout for a stocking stuffer, this album is already available for pre-order.