News 13 May 2022

#NewMusicFriday: Kendrick Lamar, Florence + the Machine, The Black Keys and more out now!

Check out the big albums hitting shelves on 13 May.

#NewMusicFriday: Kendrick Lamar, Florence + the Machine, The Black Keys and more out now!

American hip hop superstar Kendrick Lamar releases his long-awaited fifth album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. Coming five years on Damn. (#2 Apr. ‘17), Lamar has released one song from the album prior to release, ‘The Heart Part 5’.

British indie pop act Florence + the Machine release their first album in four years, Dance Fever. The follow-up to High As Hope (#2 Jul. ‘18) includes the singles ‘King’, ‘Free’ and ‘My Love’.

A year on from Delta Kream (#8 May ‘21), American rock duo The Black Keys return with Dropout Boogie. It’s the eleventh album from the pair and features ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons on the track ‘Good Love’. Singles released include ‘Wild Child’ and ‘It Ain’t Over’.

American dance duo The Chainsmokers release So Far So Good, their fourth album. The follow-up to World War Joy (#19 Jan. ‘20) features the singles ‘High’, ‘iPad’ and ‘Riptide’.

Craig David returns with 22. The British R&B star‘s eighth album comes four years on from The Time Is Now (#43 Feb. ‘18). It features the singles ‘Who You Are’ (with MNEK) and ‘My Heart's Been Waiting for You’.

Empire of the Sun and The Sleepy Jackson’s Luke Steele releases his first solo album, Listen to the Water. To date, the singer-songwriter has released the singles ‘Common Man’ and ‘Running, Running’.

British rock trio The Smile release their debut album A Light for Attracting Attention. Comprising Radiohead members Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, with Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner, the band’s debut album was produced by longtime Radiohead collaborator Nigel Godrich. Singles include ‘You Will Never Work in Television Again’, ‘The Smoke’ and ‘Skrting on the Surface’.

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