News 11 November 2022

#NewMusicFriday: MGMT, Bruce Springsteen, Guns N' Roses and more

Discover some of the best new music this week!

#NewMusicFriday: MGMT, Bruce Springsteen, Guns N' Roses and more

Louis Tomlinson has released his second solo album Faith in the Future. His first single release since disbanding from one direction, Back to You, landed in the ARIA top 100 singles for the year 2017. The new album, Faith in the Future, depicts his unique solo style of music, encapsulating the music he loves to create. 

American indie rock band, MGMT, are back to release11.11.11, a never before heard 45 minute set of original music created for a retrospective show at the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum eleven years ago. Paco Alvarez of Spin describes the sound of the band as “shape-shifting psychedelic pop”. MGMT are no strangers to Australia, recognised for their much loved songs Kids and Electric Feel, and obtaining a spot in the top 20 albums on the ARIA Charts in 2007.

The American rock icon, Bruce Springsteen, released his 21st studio album titled Only the Strong Survive. Bruce Springsteen's new album diverges away from his original sounds of heartland rock music and takes a unique spin to produce a collection of American soul music classics. Bruce Springsteen has seen success in Australia, having 5 prior albums placing at #1 on the ARIA album charts.

The “king of Rock and Roll '', Elvis Presley, is recognised by Guinness World Records as the best selling solo music artist of all time, having sold over 500 million records worldwide and having 14 singles peak at #1 on the ARIA singles charts. The album Elvis on tour is a newly compiled 50th anniversary celebration of the singer's monumental 1972 live concert trek. The seven disc album is composed of the classics and some unreleased live and studio material. 

Black Eyed Peas release their ninth studio album, ELEVATION. Black Eyed Peas have a mission to create positive change throughout the world, maintained through the new album which pushes boundaries yet again. The Black Eyed Peas are no stranger to the ARIA singles charts, having their most popular songs Boom Boom Pow charting at #1 for 6 weeks in a row, consecutively followed by I Gotta Feeling charting at #1 for 7 weeks. 

Guns N’ Roses made its breakthrough on july 23 when their first hit single, Sweet child O’ Mine, entered the US billboard hot 100 charts at #1 and peaked at #11 on the Aria Singles chart. Their success maintained over the years, seeing Guns N’ Roses going seven times platinum with ARIA. The new Album, Use Your Illusions, features a total of 97 tracks with 63 tracks previously unreleased and never heard by the public. The classics and unreleased tracks encapsulate Guns N’ Roses heavy metal raw energy style of music.