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Her very first single, “Drivers License”, didn’t just hit #1. It debuted there, and it didn’t budge from the top spot for two months. She wrote the smash hit followup single, “Deja Vu”, with Dan Nigro. “The concept of deja vu has always fascinated me and I thought it would be cool to use it in a song around the complex feelings after a relationship ends,” Rodrigo said in a statement. “I started writing and recording ‘Deja Vu’ last fall and had so much fun creating the different melodies and sonic textures that you hear throughout.” On May 21, this Disney alum will drop her very first album. And though the “High School Musical - The Musical: The Series” alum may seem sweet, her record is called ‘Sour’. We bet it’s going to sound delicious.
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Did you know she wrote the Eminem and Rihanna hit "The Monster"? She also co-wrote David Guetta's "Hey Mama". And of course, you remember her pop/country crossover mega-smash "Meant To Be", featuring Florida Georgia Line, from 2017. So you can see why her second record, 'Better Mistakes', out May 7, is highly anticipated. The twice-Grammy-nominated New York City native released the lead single "Baby, I'm Jealous (featuring Doja Cat]" last year. In March came the second single, "Sacrifice". The latest single is "Sabotage", and the singer/songwriter revealed that it's one of the most vulnerable songs on the new record. "It's just as beautiful as it is painfully honest," she said in a statement. "I admit to getting in my own way when things are going well. I know I am not alone in experiencing self-sabotage during life's most precious moments, and this ballad is an acknowledgment that sometimes we are our own worst enemy." For now, we'll acknowledge that this new disc has lots of collabs, including the opening track, "Break My Heart Myself", which features blink-182 drummer (and Kourtney Kardashian dalliance of late) Travis Barker. "Die For A Man" features Lil Uzi Vert. Is Ty Dolla $Ign involved? We can enthusiastically report that, yes, he appears on "My Dear Love" alongside Trevor Daniel.
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“No matter where you are in your faith, there are times you feel like you just don’t measure up,” the country superstar said in a statement about his new ballad, “Bible Verses”. “[It] is an honest take on that conflict but, without preaching too much, it’s hopeful that everything will all work out in the end.” The track appears along with the single “Minimum Wage” and his #1 hit duet “Happy Anywhere (with Gwen Stefani)” on ‘Body Language’, out on May 21. This is the 12th record from the "Voice" coach, who has earned 28 #1 country hits over the past 20 years.
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The Ohio alt-rock duo are back with their first record in three years. 'Scaled And Icy', out May 21, is the followup to their Grammy-winning 2018 disc, 'Trench'. The lead single, "Shy Away", debuted on April 12, and the followup single, "Choker", appeared on April 29. To accompany the release of their sixth album, Twenty One Pilots have announced their first streaming event, "Twenty One Pilots – Livestream Experience", scheduled for May 21 at 8 p.m. ET.
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The three-time Grammy winner is dropping the new single, "All I Know So Far", on May 7. It's part of her upcoming album, 'All I Know So Far: Setlist', due out May 21. The new record will include live performances from her 2019 "Beautiful Trauma" tour, her MTV Video Vanguard Award speech and even the track "Cover Me In Sunshine", which features her daughter Willow. Pink announced last month that her doc, "Pink: All I Know So Far", will launch on Prime Video on May 21.
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"Sorry if this seems self-evident, but for me the main purpose of music is to communicate emotion, to share some aspect of the human condition with whoever might be listening," Moby said in a statement. No need to be sorry, Moby. It's your statement. You can say whatever you want in it. Trust us, your northern neighbours. We're the 'sorry' experts. But you're the music expert. So tell us why you decided to reimagine some of your biggest hits with an orchestra for your new album, 'Reprise'? "I long for the simplicity and vulnerability you can get with acoustic or classical music," he explained. Look for hecka simplicity and vulnerability on the lead single, "Porcelain", which features Jim James from My Morning Jacket. Like Pink, Moby's doing the whole album-and-doc drop this month. "Moby Doc" (hahahah) features interviews with David Lynch and David Bowie. It drops May 28, same as the album.
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If you've been waiting and waiting for their homage to metal to drop lo these last long 12 months, take heed! 'Van Weezer' is promised on May 7. Remember way back on September 10, 2019, when the album's first single, "The End of the Game", came out? That was in a whole different decade. And then last May, the second single, "Hero", was released. Then came the big tour announcement. Oh, 2020. You and your big tour announcements. The "Hella Mega" tour would have seen Weezer hit the road with Green Day and Fall Out Boy. Anyhoo. New year. New hopes. New Weezer. 'Van Weezer'. Like Van Halen. Because it's metal. And it's almost here. Because it's almost May.
"'Daddy's Home' collects stories of being down and out in downtown NYC," the Grammy-winning alt-rocker says of her upcoming album in a statement. "Last night's heels on the morning train. Glamour that's been up for three days straight." Her sixth album since her 2007 debut, 'Marry Me', will be released on 8-track. Yes, we knew it was coming. Releasing new music on old formats like vinyl and even cassette has become de rigueur. But, still, when we heard it would drop on May 14 on 8-track, CD, vinyl, deluxe vinyl, and cassette, we were shook. Anyway, 'Daddy's Home' sees her reuniting with co-producer Jack Antonoff, with whom she worked on 2017's critically acclaimed 'Masseduction', so fire up the ol' hi-fi.
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"I had the idea of putting together a dance remix compilation as I mused about how we built community in those days before the internet, mobile devices, and dating apps," the icon said in a statement. "Those dance clubs were a key to a world, which was still called 'underground' in the '90s." 'Makeover', an album of dance club remixes of some of this Canadian hero's best-loved songs, is out on May 28. The album presents a collection of remixes created between 1992 and 2000, including "Sexuality", "Miss Chatelaine", "Theme from The Valley of the Dolls", "Summerfling", and the #1 dance hits "Lifted By Love" and "If I Were You". 'Makeover' is not coming out on 8-track, but it will be issued on translucent turquoise vinyl, which sounds enchanting.
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This alumnus of the Etobicoke School of the Arts has a degree in music composition from McGill and a new record out May 21. 'Sparkles & Debris' is her fourth album since her 2014 Juno-nominated debut, 'Right From Real'. The title track from 'Sparkles & Debris' is also the lead single and it's the only song on our playlist right now that's inspired by the Greek myth of Arachne, the weaver who declared her work to be better than that of the goddess Athena. "Ovid's myth offers an allegory for our era of obfuscation when lies spread faster than the truth to benefit those in power," Ainsworth said in a statement. "I love this myth because Arachne stands up for her art, and she doesn't back down to pressures of society or the gods in power."
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Maybe you know her as a member of Arcade Fire. Maybe you know her from her Juno-winning collab with Colin Stetson, 'Never Were The Way She Was'. Maybe you're a fan of her first two solo releases, 'Hero Brother' and 'The Ridge'. The reason behind your Neufeld fandom is your business. Our business is to tell you that her third solo album, 'Detritus,' is out May 14. (8-track? No. Magenta vinyl? Yes.) The upcoming introspective record includes the track "The Top". "At the time I was writing 'The Top', I was stumbling into the eviscerating experience of dismantling my life; the regret and acceptance of which I've struggled with immensely," she said in a statement. "In the heart of that period, I found myself in a place of extreme rawness, vulnerability and honesty. It was from that place that I composed the rest of this body of work."
This is her first solo album. Seriously. She of "Anne and Nancy Wilson of Heart" has never done a disc alone before. "I don't know why it took me so long to do this," she shared in a statement. "Maybe I was stuck in traffic, maybe I was stuck in the Heart vortex of it all." Since the mid-'70s, Heart has made over a dozen records that have sold 35 million copies around the world. So it's kind of been a full-time thing for Wilson for decades. "Being off the road last year from touring with Heart, and at home with my good guitars and amps out, I felt like I was once again able to reconnect with my pre-Heart self, my college-girl self, creating poetic, intimate and romantic songs, which pretty much is what I first brought in to Heart." 'You and Me' is out on May 7.