New Music Highlights

ADHD

Joyner Lucas
Label: Twenty Nine Music Group
Release Date: March 27, 2020

Joyner Lucas releases his first studio album ADHD. The project follows up his 2018 Grammy nomination for the viral music video for his 2017 song “I’m Not Racist.”

Aporia

Sufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams
Label: Asthmatic Kitty Records
Release Date: March 27, 2020

Aporia is a 21-track collaborative project between Sufjan Stevens and his business partner and stepfather, Lowell Brams. In a press release for the album, Stevens shares of the album that “it tells a bigger story of stewardship and mentorship. He’s been there since I was five. It’s been a long haul … This record is a synthesis of all of that history.”

Are You in Love?

Basia Bulat
Label: Secret City Records
Release Date: March 27, 2020

Basia Bulat’s Are You in Love?, produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket was made while she fell in love and lost her father, leaving her in search of a sense of beauty and where it might be hidden.

BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US

Jessie Reyez
Label: FMLY/Island Records
Release Date: March 27, 2020

Jessie Reyez announced her new album, Before Love Came to Kill Us, following her EP being nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 62nd Grammys and her single, Far Away, which commented on the immigration crisis in North and Central America.

CALM

5 Seconds of Summer
Label: Interscope
Release Date: March 27, 2020

5SOS’s fourth studio album, Calm, includes singles, Teeth, Easier, and No Shame. Lead vocalist, Luke Hemmings, said, “to be reinventing and constantly pushing our songwriting and to come out with music that we’ve never been more proud of makes me so happy to be in 5 Seconds of Summer.” He adds that the album “speaks on a journey through a young man’s life, for better or for worse.” Calm will also be supported by the previously announced “No Shame” Tour.

Future Nostalgia

Dua Lipa
Label: Warner
Release Date: March 27, 2020

Dua Lipa’s new album, Future Nostalgia, is out a week earlier than expected. About the dance-pop album, she says: “What I wanted to do with this album was to break out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to make music that felt like it could sit alongside some of my favorite classic pop songs.”

Gigaton

Pearl Jam
Label: Monkeywrench Records
Release Date: March 27, 2020

Pearl Jam’s 11th studio album, Gigaton, is out in March. It includes the single, River Cross, which they debuted in a Verizon Super Bowl commercial. The Seattle legends target Trump and global catastrophe in their rebellious latest full length album. Angry, but hopeful, Gigaton feels all the more cathartic in these uncertain times.

Lady Like

Ingrid Andress
Label: Warner Music Nashville
Release Date: March 27, 2020

Lady Like is Ingrid Andress’ debut album under Warner Music Nashville and Atlantic Records. The album will feature her hit singles, released ahead of the project, like title track “Lady Like” and “More Hearts Than Mine.”

Love is an Art

Vanessa Carlton
Label: Dine Alone Records
Release Date: March 27, 2020

Vanessa Carlton’s new album Love Is An Art, produced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Flaming Lips), explores the eternal seesaw that is human connection: the push, the pull, the balance, the bottoming out.

Mother

In This Moment
Label: Atlantic
Release Date: March 27, 2020

Metal rockers In This Moment’s new album, Mother, has been done for months and they are excited to release it. They have shared that it is one of their heaviest records yet, and they think fans are really going to like that.

New Me, Same Us

Little Dragon
Label: Ninja Tune
Release Date: March 27, 2020

Swedish electronic band Little Dragon return with their 2020 New Me, Same Us. In a press release for their eleven track, sixth studio album the band explained “this album has been the most collaborative for us yet, which might sound weird considering we’ve been making music together for all these years, but we worked hard at being honest, finding the courage to let go of our egos and be pieces of something bigger.”

PARTYMOBILE

PARTYNEXTDOOR
Label: OVO Sound/Warner Records
Release Date: March 27, 2020

PARTYNEXTDOOR returns with his third studio album PARTYMOBILE following his 2016 PARTYNEXTDOOR 3 (P3). Although he released an EP in 2017, this will be the Canadian singer, rapper, producer, and frequent Drake collaborator’s first full length (and long-awaited) album in four years.