News 14 May 2021

#NewMusicFriday: You Am I, Delta Goodrem, J. Cole, The Black Keys and more out now!

Pair of big Aussie albums lead 14 May releases.

#NewMusicFriday: You Am I, Delta Goodrem, J. Cole, The Black Keys and more out now!

Aussie indie rock icons You Am I release their eleventh studio album, The Lives Of Others. The follow-up to Porridge & Hotsauce (#20 Nov. ‘15) was recorded by the band in various studios across Australia during 2020, sometimes individually, sometimes together. The release includes three different coloured vinyl pressings. You Am I have had three ARIA #1 albums and won ten ARIA Awards.

2020 ARIA Awards host Delta Goodrem returns with her seventh studio album, Bridge Over Troubled Dreams. Between Wings Of The Wild (#1 Jul. '16) and the new album, the multiple ARIA Award-winner released the soundtrack I Honestly Love You (#4 May ‘18) and the Christmas album Only Santa Knows (#2 Dec. ‘20). Bridge Over Troubled Dreams includes the single ‘Paralyzed’ (#36 Aug. ‘20).

Three years on from topping the ARIA Albums Chart with KOD (#1 Apr. ‘18), American rapper J. Cole releases the follow-up, The Off-Season. Cole’s sixth album features the already-released single ‘I N T E R L U D E’.

Rock duo The Black Keys release their tenth album, Delta Kream. It’s an album of hill country blues covers and pays tribute to artists including R. L. Burnside, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Big Joe Williams. The Black Keys last charted with Let’s Rock (#4 Jul. ‘19).

American art rocker St. Vincent returns with Daddy's Home. Her sixth album is the first since Masseduction (#19 Oct. ‘17) and again is a collaboration with songwriter/producer Jack Antonoff. St. Vincent recently played the album’s first two singles - ‘Pay Your Way in Pain’ and ‘The Melting of the Sun’ - on Saturday Night Live.

British rock veteran Paul Weller releases Fat Pop (Volume 1). The 16th solo album from the former front man of The Jam and The Style Council comes less than a year on from his previous album, On Sunset, which was released in July 2020. Much of the album was recorded remotely during the UK’s COVID-19 lockdown.

Melbourne singer-songwriter Ryan Downey releases his second album, A Ton of Colours. It’s the follow-up to his 2018 debut LP Running, which was nominated for the Australian Music Prize. The new album includes the single ‘Contact’.

Byron Bay psych rock band the Babe Rainbow return with their fourth album, Changing Colours. It's their first album since 2019's Today. They made their only Albums Chart appearance to date with Double Rainbow (#18 Jul. '18).

American country star Alan Jackson releases his 21st studio album, Where Have You Gone. It's his first studio album since Angels And Alcohol (#4 Aug. '15), which gave him his highest chart entry.

Alter Bridge front man Myles Kennedy releases, The Ides of March. Coming three years on from Year Of The Tiger. It's the second solo album from Kennedy, who also fronts Slash's solo project, The Conspirators.

ARIA Singles Chart record-holder and multiple ARIA Award winner Tones And I releases her first single for 2021 'Won't Sleep'. It's the follow-up to 'Fly Away' (#4 Feb. '21), which became her second-highest charting song after 'Dance Monkey' (#1 Aug. '19).

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