News 12 November 2021

#NewMusicFriday: Courtney Barnett, Flight Facilities, Taylor Swift and more out now!

Some huge releases lead the 12 November albums.

#NewMusicFriday: Courtney Barnett, Flight Facilities, Taylor Swift and more out now!

Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett returns with her third studio album, Things Take Time, Take Time. It comes three years on from Tell Me How You Really Feel (#2 May ‘18), which won Best Rock Album at the 2018 ARIA Awards. The new record features the singles 'Rae Street' and 'Before You Gotta Go'.

Flight Facilities release their second album, Forever. It’s been a long wait for fans of the Sydney electronic duo after their debut album, Down To Earth (#3 Nov. ‘14). Forever includes a host of collaborators including Emma Louise, Broods and American rapper Channel Tres.

Blur and Gorillaz leader Damon Albarn releases The Nearer the Fountain , The More Pure The Stream Flows, his second solo album. The follow-up to 2014’s Everyday Robots was inspired by the landscapes of Iceland and was intended as an orchestral piece before being revisited by the prolific artist during lockdown.

Continuing the release of her re-recorded albums, Taylor Swift drops Red (Taylor's Version). It’s her second new version after Fearless (Taylor's Version) (#1 Apr. ‘21). The original Red became Swift’s second chart-topping album in Australia when it spent three weeks at #1 in late-2012.

Iconic British singer-songwriter Rod Stewart returns with The Tears of Hercules, his thirty-second studio album. It marks the fourth album of predominantly originals released by Stewart since Time (#6 May ‘13), which was his first collection of self-penned tunes in over two decades.

R&B superduo Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. release their first album as Silk Sonic, An Evening with Silk Sonic. The record includes the singles ‘Leave The Door Open’ (#10 Mar. ‘21) and ‘Skate’ (#32 Aug. ‘21).

British pop group Little Mix mark their first decade with the compilation Between Us. As well as some of their biggest hits including ‘Wings’ (#3 Nov. ‘12), ‘Change Your Life’ (#8 Apr. ‘13) and ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ (#4 Oct. ‘16), the album includes five new tracks. It’s the first Little Mix album release after former member Jesy Nelson departed the group in December 2020.

Bristol rock band Idles release their fourth album, Crawler. It comes just over a year on from Ultra Mono (#7 Oct. ‘20), which gave them their first chart entry in Australia and their first UK #1.

Come back next Friday to see which of these titles make it onto the ARIA Charts. Check out all of the latest charts.