For Love Goes, Sam has enlisted a roll call of revered collaborators from Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran, Celine Dion), Shellback/MXM (Robyn, Pink, Britney Spears), Labrinth (Love Goes title track), masterminds Stargate as well as good friend Guy Lawrence (Disclosure) and long-term collaborator Jimmy Napes to curate a collection of songs written over the last two years, all displaying individuality with every-one telling a different story.
Platinum-selling rapper, singer, and songwriter Trippie Redd has landed four consecutive Top 10 albums in just three years' time. With penetrating lyrics and a nuanced but hard-hitting vocal performance, the 21-year-old defies genre boundaries, embedding his melodic take on rap with rock-and-roll and heavy metal elements to create a wildly experimental yet massively appealing sound.
As the world plummeted into the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Stone Cherry was nestled deep in the woods, scrambling to complete their 7th album. Featuring their new standards for Southern rock - a revitalized tradition with burly riffs and stirring rock hooks - the aptly named The Human Condition was finished just before the global lockdown was imposed.
The first release from Mr. Bungle since 1999, The Bunny Demo is a re-recording of the band's 1986 high school thrash metal demo along with songs written then, but never recorded. Featuring covers of classics by S.O.D. and Corrosion Of Conformity. This version of Mr. Bungle is original members Mike Patton, Trey Spruance and Trevor Dunn, joined by Scott Ian of Anthrax and Dave Lombardo of Slayer/Dead Cross.
Magic takes in all elements of OPN's output of the last 13 years, from the deconstructed New Age plunderphonics of Replica and R Plus Seven, to the alt rock and chamber pop songwriting of Garden Of Delete and Age Of, and the symphonic, cinematic nature of the scores for Uncut Gems and Good Time; making self-titling the record both a reference to his roots while entrenched in the present.