News 18 September 2020

#NewMusicFriday: Keith Urban, Alicia Keys, Neil Young and more out now

Award show hosts lead the new releases for 18 September 2020.

#NewMusicFriday: Keith Urban, Alicia Keys, Neil Young and more out now

It's #NewMusicFriday! Here's what's out this week

Multiple ARIA Award winner and one time ARIA Awards host Keith Urban returns with a new album The Speed Of Now Part 1. Recorded before the pandemic hit, Urban intends to release part 2, but has not announced a date.

It's a big week for award show hosts, with fellow musician and occasional presenter Alicia Keys releasing her seventh album, simply called Alicia. 

Welsh singer songwriter Bright Light Bright Light (real name Rod Thomas) releases the album Fun City, which lives up to its name. It features heaps of guests from Sam Sparro, Aussie songwriter Brendan MacLean and Doctor Who actor Mark Gatiss.

In local releases, Australian pop punk band Yours Truly release their debut album Self Care. It follows a number of succesful EPs and tours in recent years with bands like Tonight Alive.

Featuring members of Australian indie legends Big Heavy Stuff, The Electorate also release their debut album called You Don't Have Time To Stay Lost.

The legendary Neil Young releases a new EP The Times, which sees him updating his own protest songs, as well as Bob Dylan's classic The Times They Are A Changin'.

Kiss frontman Ace Frehley releases Origins Vol. 2, the follow up the to first volume from 2016.

Come back Saturday to see which releases make the ARIA Charts.