It’s only been a year since John Mayer released his last studio album The Search For Everything, and already he is back with a brand new single. The 90’s style album cover and photoshoots are interesting to say the least, but the song itself is superb. Take a listen:
There have been almost countless posthumous Hendrix releases since his death in 1970, and Both Sides Of The Sky is the latest compilation album that features previously unheard outtakes. There are people who complain every time one of these is released and I do understand why, but for a completist like myself, hearing new takes of songs doesn’t get old in the slightest. Hendrix is Hendrix. He wasn’t around for very long so anything new that comes out I’m going to instantly love. This is no different.
It’s been three years since Beck’s previous album Morning Phase was released and in many ways it was a perfect sequel to his 2002 album Sea Change. While his new album Colors still features the exceptional songwriting we all know him for, the album couldn’t sounds more different from anything he has ever done. He has injected his music with a huge dose of pop and the result, is brilliant.
The Rentals have long been one of my all time favourite bands and up until 2014 I didn’t think we’d hear from them again. Then, their third album Lost In Alphaville dropped which saw them return to their incredible form of the mid-90’s. Three years later a new song Elon Musk Is Making Me Sad has been released with plans for a fourth album in 2018. Take a listen:
I first became aware of Margo Price when she performed on Later… with Jools Holland in 2016. I’m not really a huge fan of country music. It’s a genre I have tried to get into a couple of times but failed. However Margo Price’s combination of incredible music, songwriting and singer makes the genre a lot more appealing to me. And as a result, I absolutely love this EP.
John Mayer’s first single since 2013 has dropped (not counting XO in 2014) and it’s like that country period that included his two previous studio albums never happened. Not that I dislike that period in any way at all of course, but this new single takes Mayer back to his brilliant pop music best. Take a listen: