New Summer Music You Should Check Out!

As the world starts to re-open, artists are beginning to release new music, vying to be the soundtrack of our vaccinated summer. Here’s some projects coming soon to use your playlist!

Alexis Crandall

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: July 1st, 2021 4:02 pm pst

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Credit: Bleachers

Already out

Doja Cat’s Planet Her had the biggest weekly debut for a female rapper in Spotify history following its June 25th release! With features from Ariana Grande, SZA, Young Thug, and more there’s sure to be something for everyone. 

CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST from Tyler the Creator also came out June 25th. His first album in two years has been described as “some of the more compelling rap music being made today” by Jeff Ihaza of Rolling Stone. 

July

4th: To celebrate Independence Day, Lana Del Rey is expected to release Blue Banisters. Coming only four months after Chemtrails Over the Country Club, this is set to be her eighth studio album. You can listen to “Text Book,” “Wildflower Wildfire,” and the title track, “Blue Banisters” now. 

16th: Clairo’s sophomore album Sling is expected later this month. The lead single, “Blouse,” features backing vocals from Lorde and produced by Jack Antanoff, who co-produced the rest of the album with Clairo. 

Also on the 16th is new music from John Mayer. Sob Rock is a loose concept break-up album. Four singles have already been released, with the most recent one “Last Train Home,” dropping on June 4th. 

30th: The much anticipated third album from Jack Antanoff’s band Bleachers is set to drop at the end of the month. Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night has been teased throughout 2020 and the first six months of this year. The ten-track LP features Bruce Springsteen and a track co-written by Del Rey and Antanoff. 

Happier Than Ever from Billie Eilish comes a year after the lead single My Future was released.  The album is once again entirely written by Eilish and her brother Finneas. On her Instagram sharing the album art, she writes that “this is [her] favorite thing [she’s] ever created.” The fourth single, “Lost Cause,” is out now. 

Rounding out July is a posthumous release from Prince. Welcome 2 America. The album was recorded in 2010 but later shelved. This is the first vault release and is comprised of 12 never-before-heard songs. Although, that is only a sample of the hundreds to thousands of unreleased songs.  

August

20th: Lorde’s third album, coming four years after her last, Solar Power seems to be a climate change-centered album. The albums sold on her website are disc-less due to environmental concerns, but there is additional content to fill the CD’s space. It is largely inspired by nature, but Lorde has made it known she is a pop star doing her part, not a climate activist. 

27th: A week later, the world will be introduced to the second LP from Big Red Machine. The band is a collaboration between Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner of Bon Iver and The National, respectively. How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? features their folklore and evermore collaborator, Taylor Swift, Fleet Foxes, Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown’s composer, and more. The first single and opener, “The Ghost of Cincinnati,” is out now. 

TBA

Lil Nas X recently dropped the trailer for his album Montero, simply writing that it was coming soon. 

After pushing back her Chromatica album due to the pandemic, Lady Gaga is expected to release a remix of the work. Star on the rise, Rina Sawayama, Charli XCX, and producer BloodPop are confirmed to be working with the superstar. 

Certified Lover Boy from Drake is coming by the end of the summer, according to the rapper. The album was supposed to be released in January but was pushed back due to surgery and rehab on his knee. 

At the end of June, Halsey shared a video of a billboard with the words “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power,” the title of their next album. The only other news we have is that the work is produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails, singling a grittier sound from the singer, but fans could have new music by the end of the summer. 

About The Author:

Alexis Crandall is an Emerson College student majoring in journalism with a minor in Public Relations. She is also an intern at AfterBuzz TV and Better Together with Maria Menounos. 

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

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