Spring is here, and with it comes a wave of fresh, new music releases. From indie-pop to hip-hop and everything in between, there’s plenty of exciting music to soundtrack the season. Here are ten must-listen spring music releases of the year.
1. “Chemtrails Over The Country Club” by Lana Del Rey: Lana Del Rey’s highly anticipated seventh studio album, “Chemtrails Over The Country Club,” is finally here. The album features eleven new tracks, all of which showcase the singer’s signature, dreamy pop sound.
2. “Justice” by Justin Bieber: Justin Bieber’s sixth studio album, “Justice,” is a diverse and emotive collection of pop tracks that tell a story of growth, healing, and hope. The album features collaborations with some of the biggest names in music, including Chance the Rapper, Khalid, and The Kid LAROI.
3. “Collapsed in Sunbeams” by Arlo Parks: British musician Arlo Parks’ debut album “Collapsed in Sunbeams,” is a beautifully crafted collection of introspective tracks that explore themes of adolescence, identity, and mental health through the lens of contemporary R&B.
4. “Montero” by Lil Nas X: Lil Nas X’s highly-anticipated debut album “Montero” is finally here. The album features 15 tracks that showcase the rapper’s signature blend of trap beats, country twang, and pop hooks.
5. “Young Heart” by Birdy: British singer Birdy’s fourth studio album “Young Heart,” is a deeply personal and introspective collection of indie-folk tracks that explore themes of love, loss, and self-discovery. The album features collaborations with Grammy-winning producer Steve Mac and singer-songwriter Jasmine Thompson.
6. “As the Love Continues” by Mogwai: Scottish post-rock veterans Mogwai’s tenth studio album “As the Love Continues” is a powerful and emotive collection of widescreen soundscapes that marry the band’s trademark sonic textures with a newfound sense of melody and songcraft.
7. “Ghosts of West Virginia” by Steve Earle & The Dukes: Legendary songwriter Steve Earle’s latest album “Ghosts of West Virginia” is a powerful and timely collection of tracks that reflect on the human cost of the coal industry and the struggle of the working class.
8. “Blue Weekend” by Wolf Alice: British indie-rockers Wolf Alice’s third studio album “Blue Weekend” is a bold and confident collection of guitar-driven tracks that push the boundaries of the genre while staying true to the band’s raw, emotive sound.
9. “Collapsed in Sunbeams: ANOTHER LOOK” by Arlo Parks: Arlo Parks’ critically acclaimed debut album “Collapsed in Sunbeams” gets a fresh makeover with “Collapsed in Sunbeams: ANOTHER LOOK,” featuring stripped-down versions of six tracks from the original album.
10. “CARNAGE” by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ surprise album “CARNAGE” is a haunting and introspective collection of experimental tracks that explore themes of love, loss, and transformation through the lens of avant-garde electronica.
In conclusion, this spring brings new musical delights from a variety of genres and musical styles for everyone. From pop to rock, alternative to indie, and electronic to folk. These ten spring album releases reflect a sense of hope, discovery, and contemplation. They are worth giving a listen to, and it is highly recommended that you explore them all. Not only will they provide the perfect soundtrack to your spring days, but they will also provide a sense of comfort, joy, and inspiration, which we all yearn for in these trying times.