New Music Highlights

American Love Song

Ryan Bingham
Label: Thirty Tigers
Release Date: February 15, 2019

“This record is all about … these different pieces and moving parts of this country,” Bingham tells Rolling Stone Country. “It’s about growing up in all these different parts of America and experiencing all these different cultures … a bit of a love song and love story about getting through it all.”

Can’t Say I Ain’t Country

Florida Georgia Love
Label: BMLG/Big Machine
Release Date: February 15, 2019

The 20-track project includes collaborations with Jason Derulo, Jason Aldean, and more and was described by singer Tyler Hubbard as “a well-rounded album” with “a lot of the music is just kind of a throwback — a FGL take on kind of what we grew up on, ’90s country.”

 

 

Head Above Water

Avril Lavigne
Label: Avril Lavigne Music
Release Date: February 15, 2019

Head Above Water is the followup to Lavigne’s 2013 self-titled album and draws inspiration from her battle with Lyme disease, with her describing the album as an “emotional journey.”

 

 

Helium

Homeshake
Label: Sinderlyn
Release Date: February 15, 2019

Homeshake’s Peter Sagar has explored everything from sturdy guitar-based indie-pop to a bleary-eyed take on lo-fi R&B. Now, with Helium, Sagar is putting down roots in aesthetic territory all his own.

Hello Happiness

Chaka Khan
Label: Diary/Island
Release Date: February 15, 2019

Chaka Khan’s first album in 12 years, Hello Happiness, will have a sound that is “contemporary but at the same time have strong echoes of the past, such as the late ’70s New York disco scene.”

Signs

Tedeschi Trucks Band
Label: Fantasy Records/Concord
Release Date: February 15, 2019

Led by the husband-and-wife team of guitarist Derek Trucks and blues singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi, Signs is the duo’s fourth studio album.

Texas Piano Man

Robert Ellis
Label: New West Records
Release Date: February 15, 2019

Robert Ellis returns with the wild and spirited, Texas Piano Man. An 11-song set with vocals that soar and pumping piano vamps that call to mind Leon Russell and Elton John.

Triage

Methyl Ethel
Label: 4AD
Release Date: February 15, 2019

Australian pscyhe-pop band Methyl Ethel release their third album, Triage, today on 4AD. Written, produced and performed by lead singer Jake Webb – it’s a reflective album with a surrealist edge.

What It Is

Hayes Carll
Label: Dualtone Records
Release Date: February 15, 2019

Through his expertly crafted songwriting & storytelling, GRAMMY-nominated Texas troubadour Hayes Carll’s new album What It Is touches on relationships, human experience, & trying to stay present.