News 29 October 2021

#NewMusicFriday: Ed Sheeran, The War On Drugs, Dami Im and more out now!

A couple of classics also get reissued for 29 October.

#NewMusicFriday: Ed Sheeran, The War On Drugs, Dami Im and more out now!

British pop superstar Ed Sheeran returns with new album = (pronounced “equals”). It’s the follow-up to the collaborative album No.6 Collaborations Project (#1 Jul. ‘19) and is his fifth studio album and the fourth in his symbol series. = has already produced the Top Ten singles ‘Bad Habits’ (#1 Jul. ‘21), ‘Visiting Hours’ (#3 Aug. ‘21) and ‘Shivers’ (#4 Oct. ‘21).

American rock band The War on Drugs release I Don't Live Here Anymore. Their fifth studio album is their first since A Deeper Understanding (#5 Sept. ‘17). It includes the singles ‘Living Proof’ and ‘I Don't Live Here Anymore’.

Legendary American singer-songwriter Tori Amos releases 16th studio album, Ocean to Ocean. Coming four years on from 2017’s Native Invader, the new album was written and recorded while Amos was lockdown in Cornwall, England. Singles released from the album include ‘Spies’ and ‘Speaking With Trees’.

Black Veil Brides release sixth album The Phantom Tomorrow. The American glam metal band’s sixth album is the follow-up to Vale (#13 Jan. ‘18). There’s been singles released from the album since November 2021, including ‘Scarlet Cross’, ‘Crimson Skies’ and ‘Torch’.

Singer-songwriter Dami Im returns with sixth album My Reality. It’s her first album sinceI Hear A Song (#3 Apr. ‘18) and has seen six singles released from it already including ‘Pray’, ‘Crying Underwater’ and ‘Marching On’. Im recently competed on Celebrity Masterchef.

Billy Bragg releases his tenth solo album, The Million Things That Never Happened. It’s the veteran British singer-songwriter’s first album since 2013’s Tooth & Nail. He’ll be touring Australia in support of the album in early 2022.

American rapper Megan Thee Stallion releases Something for Thee Hotties: From Thee Archives. The mixtape comes a year on from her debut album, Good News (#41 Nov. ‘20) and features a collection of freestyles and unreleased tracks.

The Spice Girls celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album, Spice, with a new reissue, Spice 25 includes remixes, demos and unreleased tracks. There’s also multiple versions coming out on vinyl and cassette. The album originally peaked at #3 in June 1997.

R.E.M. continue their 25th Anniversary editions with New Adventures In Hi-Fi. The iconic American band’s tenth album became their only #1 in Australia when it debuted in the top spot in September 1996. It features the singles ‘E-Bow The Letter’ and ‘Electrolite’.

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