News 16 June 2022

#NewMusicFriday: Drake, Foals, Example, Bartees Strange and more

More new releases to enjoy this week!

#NewMusicFriday: Drake, Foals, Example, Bartees Strange and more

Drake surprised fans just hours ago by announcing that he will be dropping a new album HONESTLY NEVERMIND today. HONESTLY NEVERMIND is the seventh studio album and comes just nine months after the release of Certified Lover Boy which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Charts.

Perfume Genius aka. Mike Hadreas releases Ugly Season, co-produced by Blake Mills and featuring contributions by Alan Wyffels. Ugly Season features previous released tracks ‘Eye In The Wall’ and ‘Pop Song’ taken from the contemporary dance performance The Sun Still Burns Here which Hadreas also co-directed and scored. A shortfilm directed by Jacolby Satterwhite, best known for his work on Solange’s When I Get Home film, will also accompany the release.

English born American singer Bartees Strange returns with his sophomore album Farm To Table and the first after signing with AD. The album's title is a nod to the singer's new found success "I used to be on a farm, but now I'm at the table" and an homage to a chilhood spend in Oklahoma, good friends, good good and community and features shoutouts to tour mates Phoebe Brides, Lucy Dacus and Courtney Barnett.

Sydney-Born Hazel English releases her much anticipated EP Summer Nights created in collaboration with Jack Phillips (Day Wave). In Summer Nights, Hazel English strays from the traditional format to instead carefully craft singular stories that make up an overarching narrative taking the listener on an aural adventure as they make their way through the EP.

British Rockers FOALS release Life Is Yours, the first album to be released from the now three-piece following the departure of founding member Edwin Congreave and former bassist Walter Gervers. Life Is Yours is the bands most indie-pop album to date and a refreshing reinvention from their garage indie roots.

Electronic Dance music icon Example today releases his 8th studio album We May Grow Old But We Never Grow written alongside Brook Toia (Penny Ivy) and produced with James Angus. Touted by Example himself as "the best album i’ve ever made", We May Grow Old But We Never Grow showcases a range of dance music genres including Grime, Drum and Bass, Techno and Drill.