This year looks like it’s going to be the year of my favourite music releases. Pretty much every morning when I wake up and scroll some news feed or other there’s always a little teaser, or even better, a whole new single that gets me right in the gut – a tear was shed for Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and I screamed a little when I saw the headline NEW FLORENCE + THE MACHINE.
So, here are some singles (and/or a teaser video) from my Top Six Most Anticipated Albums of the Year: Why I Think 2015 is Going to Musically Rule. It’s particularly exciting because a few of these artists (like Passion Pit and Florence) are releasing their third albums, which is when I think bands (and TV shows on their third seasons) really hit the sweet spot. By the third record, musicians tend to be more comfortable in their skins and they’re past the pressure of the sophomore album that has to be as good as the debut. My ears can’t wait.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – I have ‘Multi Love’ on heavy rotation while I impatiently wait for the new album.
Passion Pit – I JUST WANT THE NEW MUSIC (in the meantime I’ll just listen to Sleepyhead over and over and over)
Florence + The Machine – I want more of Florence’s voice in my life. Not want. Probably need.
Alabama Shakes – I missed you (lead singer) Brittany!
Donnie Trumpet + The Social Experiment – There’s enough Chance the Rapper and co. to hold me over on Soundcloud…for now.
Courtney Barnett – She’s one of my favourite Australians and has some killer quirky songwriting skills. She also once said I could join her Anonymous Club.