There’s so much new music meriting discovery right now it’s hard to keep track. And that’s no exaggeration.
To be sure, with winter just around the corner now is a good time to freshen up your music library.
Here are a few new releases from artists we’ve enjoyed this year.
Manchester Orchestra – “Telepath”
Manchester Orchestra’s “Telepath” is off the Indie folk-rockers “The Million Masks of God” album.
It’s a contemplative love song with a soft-rock vibe. Both introspective and uplifting, you’re sure to love it.
Have a listen:
The band is from Atlanta, GA, and has played many major festivals including Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza.
“Million Masks” was released in April. It debuted at number one on alternative and vinyl charts.
Arlo Parks – “Hurt”
British singer-songwriter Arlo Parks is an artist to watch.
“Hurt” comes from her “Collapsed in Sunbeams” album released early this year.
The rich, soothing track boasts a catchy melody with lovely layered vocals and spot-on percussion. Check it out:
“I wanted to write something that was hopeful and would make people feel less alone, and also feel joyful,” said Parks in an interview earlier this year. We think she’s succeeded.
Arlo Parks won Best New Artist at this year’s Brit Awards.
The War on Drugs – “I Don’t Live Here Anymore”
Don’t miss War on Drug’s stunning and guitar-embellished “I Don’t Live Here Anymore,” from their album by the same name.
This shimmering rock anthem is among the year’s best releases.
The driving, uplifting arrangement has several lyrical references to Bob Dylan. It also features backing vocals by New York band Lucius.
Have a listen:
The band’s fourth studio album, “A Deeper Understanding” (2017), received a Grammy for Best Rock Album.
The new album released just this month.
Brandi Carlile – “Right on Time”
By now it’s likely you’ve heard Brandi Carlile’s new hit single “Right on Time.”
After all, the Washington-based singer-songwriter just performed it on Saturday Night Live.
A powerful ballad about remorse and reconciliation, it features Carlile on piano and guitar. Her phenomenal vocals plus superb bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth (bass and guitar) round things out.
It’s a mighty track indeed!
Fans will recall that Carlile received Record of the Year for her song “The Joke,” in 2018.
“Right on Time” is the opening track of her new “In These Silent Days” release.
This, her seventh album, was created during last year’s lockdown. Recently recorded in Nashville, it debuted No. 1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart.
That’s a wrap!
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