This Week in Records


This week’s releases hopefully make up for last week’s dry spell. With the debut album from Alessia Cara and unreleased material from Kurt Cobain and Nirvana, albums are worth looking forward to. On the singles side of things, Brighton-based Sun Machine will be releasing a new track alongside new music from Oliver Heldens.

Know-It-All is the debut album from the young Alessia Cara, which follows the release of hr Four Pink Walls EP. Falling somewhere on the spectrum between pop and RnB, Cara’s music has an alluring jovial tone, with quick lyrics and interesting themes. Out via Def Jam Recordings.

A collection of unearthed Kurt Cobain tracks will be released in the form of Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings. Featuring unreleased demos of Nirvana songs and unfinished tracks, the collection will be released alongside a documentary directed by Brett Morgen. Out via Universal. 

Purpose is the fourth studio album from Justin Bieber. With production from Diplo and Skrillex, Purpose will feature catchy single ‘What Do You Mean?’ and recently released ‘Sorry’. If his recent releases are anything to go by, the album will see Bieber brooding and a bit melancholy. Out via Def Jam. 

Up and coming alt-pop four piece Sun Machine are releasing their first single of three. The London/Brighton based band have an air of Swim Deep about them and describe themselves on Soundcloud as #sneezepop.  They’re no one hit wonder but they’ve got potential.

Missy Elliot debuted her new single ‘WTF (Where They From)’ on ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ proving that she is back with a vengeance. Working with Timbaland and Pharrell Williams, the outcome of this track is promising. As her first release in ten years, expect big things from Missy. Out Via Atlantic.

New dance track ‘Shades of Grey’ by Oliver Heldens and Shaun Frank featuring Delaney Jane is also set for release. With ‘Gecko’ peaking at no.1 in the UK charts in 2014, Dutch producer Heldens is looking at potentially another chart topper or at least a club hit. Out Via Spinnin’ Records.


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