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Fall album preview
Though the summer is coming to a close, that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to be excited about. This fall is loaded with massive releases from artists all over the genre spectrum. From the acoustic genius, Jack Johnson to hit maker, Katy Perry, fans certainly won’t be let down with what’s to hit iTunes pretty soon. Here’s a peek at some of this falls highlights.
Keith Urban: Fuse
Release date- September 10th
Country music lovers, you have yet another record release to look forward to. This American Idol judge is back and from judging his lead single ‘Even the Stars Fall for You’ will likely be an impeccably crafted country album that will stay on the top of the charts for weeks to come. To add even more hype to the release, Urban recruited two of the genres most beloved artists; Miranda Lambert and Eric Church to sing duets with. Country fans, you do not want to miss out on this one.
Jack Johnson: From Here to Now to You
Release date- September 17th
Jack Johnson has mastered the art of surprising fans. After essentially going into hiding, he suddenly appeared out of nowhere, filling in for Mumford & Sons at Bonnaroo and announcing the release of his latest record that’s coming out just in time for cozy fall nights. The lead single off the album, ‘I’ve Got You’ is classic Jack; a brilliantly written acoustic love song that only gets better the more you listen to it. Expect more of that on this release and of course some unexpected sounds as well.
Kings of Leon: Mechanical Bull
Release Date- September 24th
Kings of Leon’s sixth studio album is finally being released after a somewhat dramatic meltdown in 2011 caused the band to take a sabbatical from production. Rolling Stone reported that the band, led by front-men the Followill brothers will feature a more carefree, loose sound. Kings of Leon went back to the drawing board for this one, throwing around new sounds, and reacquainting themselves with the music that came together to form Mechanical Bull.
Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2
Release Date- September 30th
To follow up his incredible VMA reunion with N’SYNC, Timberlake is releasing the much anticipated second part to his comeback to music, The 20/20 Experience at the end of September. The lead single, ‘Take Back the Night’ is pop music with a soulful twist at its finest. Expect traditional Timberlake tracks; radio friendly songs with staying power on this one and, of course a massive tour to back it up.
Miley Cyrus: Bangerz
Release Date: October 8th
After a VMA performance that everyone still cannot stop talking about, this former Disney princess has been getting an awful lot of publicity lately just in time for the release of her first record in over three years. The first two singles off of the album, ‘We Can’t Stop’ and ‘Wrecking Ball’ are party friendly dance jams that showcase the new Miley. But the question is, will the new Miley be able to sell records like Hannah Montana did, or are listeners just going to by the singles played on the radio?
Katy Perry: Prism
Release date- October 22nd
Chances are, you have heard ‘Roar’, the lead single off of Perry’s follow up to her Teenage Dreams album which soared to the top of the charts. If you haven’t heard it, listen to it, because though it’s filled with cliché lyrics, and is debated to be a knockoff of Sara Bareilles’ ‘Brave’, it’s actually really good. While there is still little known about Prism’s release given Perry’s track record it will be filled with angry power ballads and plenty of catchy, radio friendly hits.