We’re already one week into May and we’ve already seen some pretty important new albums hitting shelves. Last week saw the highly-anticipated release of Vampire Weekend’s ‘Father Of The Bride,’ as well as albums from Judah & The Lion, L7, Dream Syndicate, Bad Religion and Ashley Tisdale. And there’s still more to come as the month soldiers on.
Vinyl Bay 777, Long Island’s music outlet, is taking a look at some of the new albums we can expect to see coming out in the next month. From rock and metal to pop and hip-hop, here are seven albums worth watching for in May.
- Charly Bliss, ‘Young Enough’: Up-and-coming pop-rock band Charly Bliss is getting ready to release their sophomore album, ‘Young Enough,’ this week. The follow-up to their well-received debut full-length ‘Guppy,’ the new album has a lot to live up to. However, with upbeat, catchy-yet-thought provoking singles like “Capacity,” ‘Young Enough’ could prove to be just as powerful. (5/10)
- Whitesnake, ‘Flesh & Blood’: After a year-and-a-half of delays, Whitesnake is finally releasing their new album ‘Flesh & Blood.’ The band is still at the top of their game after more than four decades, coming out swinging with hard-rocking tracks like lead single “Shut Up & Kiss Me.” According to frontman David Coverdale, that song is supposed to be a light love song to counteract all the darkness in the world right now. (5/10)
- Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘Dedicated’: Carly Rae Jepsen has proven herself to be a force in pop music over the last 10 years, producing hit after hit to compete with the bigger pop stars. Her upcoming fourth studio effort ‘Dedicated’ is shaping up to be another hit with singles “Party for One” and “Now That I Found You” having made their way to the top 30 in the US. (5/17)
- DJ Khaled, ‘Father of Asahd’: DJ Khaled has broken out over the last three years, releasing two highly popular albums and working with several of today’s hottest hip-hop artists. He plans to do it all again with ‘Father of Asahd,’ his 11th studio album. From what we already know, the album features appearances from Beyonce, Jay-Z, Future, Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper, Migos’ Quavo and more. (5/17)
- Rammstein, ‘Rammstein’: Rammstein’s first new album in a decade, the band hasn’t shied away from controversy in promoting it. The German metal band has released two singles so far, both with videos that have had people talking. “Deutchland” in particular raised concerns of anti-Semitism with its video, which chronicles hundreds of years of negative German history, including the Holocaust. With that being said, “Deutchland” and second single “Radio” each have strong melodies and pointed lyricism that push the envelope and make you think. The rest of the album should be interesting as well. (5/17)
- The Stray Cats, ‘40’: It’s been more than 26 years since The Stray Cats have released an album together. But for the band’s 40thanniversary, the trio is doing just that. The album’s first single “Cat Fight (Over A Dog Like Me)” swings as if no time has passed. (5/24)
- Ionnalee, ‘Remember The Future’: Gaining prominence in 2009 as the highly secretive iamamiwhoami, electro-pop artist Jonna Lee has since taken up the moniker of Ionnalee to release new music, putting out the project’s debut ‘Everyone Afraid to Be Forgotten’ in 2018. A little over a year later Lee is back with that album’s follow-up, ‘Remember the Future,’ this month. There’s something understated yet entrancing about her sound that sucks you in. (5/31)
Even with one week down, May 2019 still has a lot of killer new album releases to look forward to. From highly anticipated projects from the likes of Carley Rae Jepsen and DJ Khaled to ones from artists just bubbling up like Charly Bliss to established rock and metal bands like Rammstein, Whitesnake and The Stray Cats, new music abounds this month. Keep an eye out for some of the titles listed above and let us know what May 2019 releases you’re excited to get your hands on in the comments below.
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