Mitski: Bug Like an Angel
The singer-songwriter is getting ready to release new album “The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We.” The first song is strikingly minimalist. It’s just her voice and an acoustic guitar narrating a story of loneliness at the bottom of a bottle. A song of broken promises and their attendant consequences. But with all the pain, there’s hope.
Foo Fighters: Under You
The latest album, “But Here We Are”, uses their Everlong album song “My Hero” as the template for most of the album. Many of the songs depict grief and feelings of loss. On “Under You,” Dave Growl sings about the deaths of drummer Taylor Hawkins and Dave’s mother. The song unveils Grohl’s personal journey through grief. It’s an exploration of loss, and grappling with healing while preserving cherished memories. Grohl collaborated with his bandmates to pen the song.
Abraham Alexander: Tears Run Dry
The Nigerian-born musician started making music a few years ago. Now, he’s releasing his debut 11-track album SEA/SONS. It includes guest appearances by Gary Clark Jr. & Mavis Staples. “Tears Run Dry” is a tender ballad that was inspired by Alexander’s family friends celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The song is about love and wonder; the longing to love someone through a hard time and make whatever pain they are feeling disappear.
The Revivalists: Good Old Days
The 5th & latest full-length album, “Pour It Out Into the Night” offers an appreciation for living in the moment, fueled by lessons in gratitude and life realizations that came from personal experiences over the past few years as the world came to a standstill. As band members got married, became fathers for the first time, and navigated the challenges of the lock-down, the things that truly matter in life came into sharp focus. David Shaw says he wants these songs to help people feel peace.
The Last Dinner Party: Nothing Matters
The debut release from a brand new band. The London band’s members, singer Abigail, bassist Georgia, Keyboardist Aurora, and Lizzy and Emily on guitars, have spent the past year making their rounds within the London live music scene, and being the opening act for several big name artists, including the Rolling Stones. There’s no album yet, they say possibly by the end of the year.
Chris Stapleton: White Horse
Stapleton revealed he will release his new album, “Higher” on November 10. He wrote “White Horse” with Semisonic’s Dan Wilson. This isn’t the first time the two have collaborated; they previously worked together on the 2015 track “When the Stars Come Out.” This album will mark the first project from Stapleton since 2021’s “Starting Over”. He is currently opening for George Strait’s stadium shows, and leading his own headlining All-American Road Show tour.