News 7 May 2021

#NewMusicFriday: Rag‘n’Bone Man, Weezer, Bebe Rexha, The Bamboos and more out now!

Some big returns lead the 7 May new releases.

#NewMusicFriday: Rag‘n’Bone Man, Weezer, Bebe Rexha, The Bamboos and more out now!

Rag‘n’Bone Man returns three years after his award-winning debut, Human with Life By Misadventure. The second album from the British singer-songwriter includes the collaboration with P!nk 'Anywhere Away from Here'.

American rock icons Weezer release their 15th studio album, Van Weezer. The inspiration for this album comes from the band's love of acts including Kiss, Black Sabbath, Metallica and Van Halen. It's dedicated to late Van Halen guitar hero Eddie Van Halen, who passed away in October 2020.

Better Mistakes is the second studio album from American singer Bebe Rexha. The follow-up to Rexha's 2018 debut album Expectations features already-released singles ‘Sabotage’, ‘Sacrifice’ and ‘Baby I’m Jealous’, as well as guest spots by Lil Uzi Vert, Ty Dolla Sign, Doja Cat and more.

Melbourne band The Bamboos release their tenth studio album, Hard Up. The nine piece powerhouse led by guitarist, producer and songwriter Lance Ferguson have already released the singles ‘Hard Up’, ‘While You Sleep’ and ‘Power Without Greed’. Nothing I Wanna Know About’. The album also contains a cover of Black Box’s ‘Ride On Time’.

Veteran singer Van Morrison continues his prodigious work rate as he releases his 42nd studio album, Latest Record Project Volume 1. It's his eighth studio album in seven years and includes some interesting song titles including 'Stop Bitching, Do Something', 'They Own the Media' and 'Why Are You on Facebook?'

What’s Your Favourite Country Song? is the new EP by the emerging country star Brad Cox. The EP from the Jindabyne-raised artist features the singles ‘Give Me Tonight’, ‘Drinking Season’ and ‘Lakehouse’.

After several years of raising his profile and creating waves in the hip-hop scene, American rapper ALLBLACK releases his debut studio album TY4FWM. The 14-track record features guest verses by Vince Staples, Mozzy, G-Eazy, E-40 and others. 

A Touch of the Beat Gets You Up on Your Feet Gets You Out and Then Into the Sun is the fourth studio album by American pop duo Aly & AJ. It’s their first album released in 14 years, following Insomniatic in 2007. The album includes 12 tracks including the already-released singles ‘Slow Dancing’, ‘Listen!!!’ and ‘Pretty Places’. 

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