New Music November

November 10

Pink Pantheress

The “Boy’s a liar,” but not this British pop star. Pink Pantheress has announced the release of her debut album, “Heaven Knows.” With the 22-year-old rising to fame through the power of social media with her hit singles, “Boy’s a liar Pt. 2” featuring rapper Ice Spice and the song “Passion.” I think we can expect a refreshing sound with her breakthrough into the world of “hyper-pop.” With Pink Pantheress curating a sound that’s inspired by electronic beats, soul, pop and real-life experience, it is the perfect accompaniment soundtrack for those coming-of-age or who simply want to dance with their hands above their heads and close their eyes to the imagery of strobe lights and sweaty bodies while they’re making dinner.

 

November 13

Chris Stapleton

I know some people love to make the hate they have for country music their entire personality, but I beg you to open your mind up a bit (especially for this singer/songwriter.) With a voice that can soothe a baby or make a grown man cry, Chris Stapleton is an artist that deserves more recognition.

 

His newest album, “Higher,” will include 14 songs that solely highlight the singers’ insane range. With no features (not that he needs any), we can expect a raw sound with beautiful storytelling. His ability to transport listeners is truly a skill of its own, and I can’t wait to be shifted into whatever realm Stapleton decides to take me.

 

November 17

Dolly Parton

What a sweet surprise! Dolly Parton is releasing a 30-track album titled “Rockstar.” With numerous features including, Miley Cyrus, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lizzo, Sting and so many others, the 77-year-old phenomenon has eliminated the stereotypes surrounding age and womanhood.

 

Many of the tracks consist of original songs covered by the artist, and I’m so excited to see Parton’s unique spin on some classic hits.

 

James Vincent III

One of my favorite underrated gems is James Vincent III. He makes music that is so sonically masterful and paints a picture for memories that may not even come from your memory bank but will inspire the longing for a life that is peaceful and filled with organic love.

 

 

The Ohio native is releasing his third album, “Songs For The Canyon,” this month, and it’s definitely one to look out for. 

 

Lil Wayne & Two Chainz

Lil Wayne AND Two Chainz on one album? My ears are open and ready to receive. The two rappers come together to follow-up their initial joint album, “ColleGroove,” released in 2016 with “Welcome 2 ColleGroove.” The title pays homage to both of their respective hometowns: Two Chainz from College Park, Georgia, and Lil Wayne from Hollygroove in New Orleans.

 

With their first collaboration being critiqued heavily, the pair made sure to leave it all on the floor with the project consisting of a total of 21 tracks. With the release of their single “Presha,” which will be featured on the album, I can say that the song highlights the ability of both artists well.

 

Plain White T’s

Their hit single “Hey There Delilah” still has a strong chokehold on me to this day, so I was so excited to hear the band that has given me so many nostalgic sounds will be releasing their self-titled album this month. This comes 18 years after the release of one of my favorites of their albums, “All That We Needed” (wow, I feel so old).

 

Nicki Minaj

Gear up, Barbz. Nicki Minaj will be releasing the sequel to her 2010 album, “Pink Friday,” with “Pink Friday 2.”

 

With the original Pink Friday still having a strong influence till this day — 13 years later — I can’t wait to hear what the rapper has been preparing. This project also comes with the promise of a tour — with many fans on social media expressing their excitement about the tour and the lengths they will go to for a ticket. Minaj’s last tour began in 2019, and her last studio album was released in 2018, so fans are more than ready.

 

 

 

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