New Music: Spring 2021

Sarah Mason, Writer, Layout

March 19 – Chemtrails over the Country Club by Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey’s seventh studio album, Chemtrails over the Country Club, debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200. Del Rey continues her discography with lush instrumentation, great storytelling, and her signature airy vocals. This country and folk-inspired record has an unforgettable, striking sound.

March 19 – Justice by Justin Bieber 

Justin Bieber’s newest pop album, Justice, is a Billboard 200 hit. His fifth single, “Peaches,” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, debuted at number-one on the charts, making Bieber the first male soloist to debut atop the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 concomitantly. Other artists featured are Chance the Rapper, Dominic Fike, and DaBaby. Bieber shows his true artistry and passion for music through this charismatic songwriting.

April 2 – Dancing with the Devil…the Art of Starting Over by Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato released their seventh studio album, Dancing with the Devil…the Art of Starting Over, alongside a docu-series that documents their recovery and self-discovery. This pop record includes collaborations with Ariana Grande, Noah Cyrus, and Saweetie. Consisting of power ballads, genre mashups, and guitar-driven instrumentals, Lovato shares vulnerable parts of their struggle with addiction through music.

April 9 – Fearless (Taylor’s Version) by Taylor Swift

After releasing two albums in 2020, Taylor Swift is continuing to top the music charts with Fearless (Taylor’s Version). Swift re-recorded her 2008 country-pop record, Fearless, the first of six re-recorded albums to be released. Fearless (Taylor’s Version) includes six new “From the Vault” songs with features from country singers Maren Morris and Keith Urban on tracks “You All Over Me” and “That’s When.” Swift’s mature vocals and slight instrumental alterations create a captivating, sophisticated record.

April 16 – Slime Language 2 by Young Stoner Life, Young Thug, and Gunna

Young Thug, Young Stoner Life, and Gunna have released their long-awaited second YSL Records label compilation album. This collection includes appearances from Travis Scott, Drake, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Drake, YNW Melly, and more. The versatility and adaptability of these label signees shine through these fast-paced, distinct tracks.