Music release radar: Albums and singles dropping the week of August 15
It's the middle of August, and the temps might be heading in a lower direction, but the music releases are still hot as ever! This week's drops are from artists like Demi Lovato, Offset, BLACKPINK, B.o.B, Eric Church, and more. Check out what albums and singles are on TAG24's radar for the week of August 15.
If your musical taste spans multiple genres, then this week's releases are right up your alley. If not, rest assured that there's at least one music release coming that you can vibe with.
This week, we've got new albums from tenured artists such as Demi Lovato, B.o.B., Panic! At The Disco, and Hot Chip to name a few.
Music lovers can also look forward to fresh singles from the likings of Ruel, Offset, mike., and BLACKPINK.
With so many releases in various genres, it can be hard to keep track of what's dropping and when.
Check out the music release dates for the albums and singles on our radar this week.
Albums: Demi Lovato, B.o.B., Panic! At The Disco, Hot Chip, Silversun Pickups, and Eric Church
- Demi Lovato - HOLY FVCK
Demi Lovato, who recently announced she had switched to she/her pronouns, will release her eighth studio album titled HOLY FCK on Friday. The record's lead single, Skin Of My Teeth, debuted on June 10. The album itself is nothing like Lovato has put out before, as she departs the strictly pop world for that of pop punk.
- B.o.B. - Better Than Drugs
Bobby Ray Simmons Jr., better known by his stage name B.o.B., is poised to drop Better Than Drugs on Friday. The 13-track album appears to be chocked full of features, including artists such as Tech N9ne, Baby Tate, Ashoka, and KT to name a few.
- Panic! At The Disco - Viva Las Vengeance
On Friday, Panic! At The Disco will release its seventh studio album, Viva Las Vengeance. Previously released songs include Middle of a Breakup, Local God, and the album's title track. The band will kick off their US tour in support of the album on September 8 in Austin, Texas.
- Hot Chip - Freakout/Release
Hot Chip is set to release their first album in three years on Friday. The record is titled Freakout/Release, and it will include the recently released title track. Speaking of the album, Hot Chip's co-founder Joe Goddard reportedly said, "There’s a darkness that runs through a lot of those tracks."
- Silversun Pickups - Physical Thrills
On Friday, LA-based alt-indie band Silversun Pickups will drop their sixth studio album, Physical Thrills. The record's lead single Scared Together dropped on July 25. The group will embark on a headlining tour in support of the album, and they also teamed up with PLUS1 x Noise For Now Reproductive Health Access Fund to donate $1 of each ticket sold to reproductive justice initiatives.
- Eric Church - &
Eric Church's album & was previously a fan-exclusive record, meaning only Church Choir members, the name of his official fan club, were able to access the full album.
But on Friday, the decorated country music artist will make & available to the public, with digital and physical copies available en masse.
Singles: BLACKPINK, Panic! At The Disco, Offset, Ruel, and mike.
In addition to full-length albums, there are several artists dropping singles this week that you likely won't want to miss. On Tuesday, Panic! At The Disco gave fans another glimpse at their forthcoming record by releasing their fourth single from it called Don't Let the Lights Go Out.
On Wednesday, 19-year-old British-Australian singer-songwriter Ruel is slated to debut his new single, You Against Yourself.
K-pop group BLACKPINK, who were recently announced as performers for the MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, will debut their new single Pink Venom on Friday.
Last week, Offset announced he had a new solo single that was produced by Baby Keem dropping on Friday, while multifaceted artist mike. announced he'd be dropping a new song on Friday, though he hasn't yet shared the track's title.
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