News 14 October 2022

#NewMusicFriday: The 1975, Red Hot Chili Peppers, M.I.A. and more

Discover some of the best new music this week!

#NewMusicFriday: The 1975, Red Hot Chili Peppers, M.I.A. and more

British - Sri Lanken rapper and singer-songwriter M.I.A. is back with her 6th studio album and first record since 2016’s AIM. The body features previously released singles, Beep and The One. M.I.A.s album MAYA peaked on the ARIA Albums Chart at #21 in 2010.

With seven #1 ARIA Albums and two #2 singles under their belt, Red Hot Chili Peppers are back with their second album of the year, Return of the Dream Canteen, following Unlimited Love. Both records were produced by Rick Rubin and recorded in the same session. The record is their 13th studio album released.

Project of singer-songwriter Helen Ballentine, Skullcrusher releases her debut full length album Quiet the Room. The body follows EP’s Skullcrusher and Storm in Summer and features the single Whatever Fits Together. On the track, Ballentine comments, “I wrote Whatever Fits Together while reflecting on my past and wondering how I might begin to explain it to someone”. 

Tove Lo has just independently release her brand new album Dirt Femme, via Pretty Swede Records, her own record label. Dirt Femme features contributions from First Aid Kit, SG Lewis, and Channel Tres. Tove Lo’s previous release, Lady wood peaked at #21 on the ARIA Singles chart in 2016.

Following their two #1 ARIA Charting albums, Notes On A Conditional Form and I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, The 1975 are back with their fifth album, Being Funny in a Foreign Language. Produced by Jack Antonoff (Taylor Swift and Lorde), the record features contributions from Japanese Breakfast and Bon Iver among many others. 

Brian Eno releases his 22nd solo studio album ForeverAndEverNoMore which was self produced in Eno’s studio in London. The release tackles the challenging topics of climate change and the future of humanity. Unlike previous work, the body sees Eno approach a more traditional songwriting style with most tracks including vocals and structures. On the album Eno explains “Briefly, we need to fall in love again, but this time with Nature, with Civilisation and with our hopes for the future”.