News 24 September 2021

#NewMusicFriday: Natalie Imbruglia, Ruby Fields and more out now!

Check out the pick of the 24 September albums.

#NewMusicFriday: Natalie Imbruglia, Ruby Fields and more out now!

ARIA Award-winning singer-songwriter Natalie Imbruglia returns with Firebird, her sixth studio album. The follow-up to Male (#25 Sept. ‘15) is Imbruglia’s first album of originals since 2009’s Come To Life. It includes tracks written with KT Tunstall and The StrokesAlbert Hammond Jr.

Sydney artist Ruby Fields releases her debut album, Been Doin It For A Bit. It’s been more than two years since the singer-songwriter made her first ARIA Albums Chart appearance with the combined release of her first two EPs, Permanent Hermit / Your Dad's Opinion For Dinner (#26 May ‘19). The album includes the single ‘Song About a Boy’.

Angels and Airwaves return with their first album in seven years, Lifeforms. It’s the sixth album from the band fronted by ex-Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge. If it charts, it will be the group’s first Top 50 entry since I-Empire (#31 Nov. ‘07).

Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara releases third album,  In the Meantime. The follow-up to 2018’s The Pains of Growing includes the singles ‘Sweet Dream’ and ‘Shapeshifter’.

American musicians Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine collaborate on the album A Beginner's Mind. It’s the second album for 2021 from Stevens, who released Convocations in May.

An all-star cast lines up to pay tribute to the influential 1967 debut album from The Velvet Underground. I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico includes each of the album’s tracks recorded by an artist influenced by the iconic band. Artists featured include Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten, St Vincent, Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) and Iggy Pop.

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