This week sees a multitude of exciting releases, including the battle of the boy bands with both supergroup McBusted and now-trio Take That dropping singles tomorrow. The former release ‘Air Guitar’ and the latter release ‘These Days’. Who will prosper? Releasing albums this week includes Olly Murs’ fourth effort, David Guetta’s latest dance album and Beyoncé’s new album. Read the full round-up.
McBusted – ‘Air Guitar’
Having announced that McFly and Busted were to collide and become the six-piece supergroup, McBusted, over a year ago now, the band’s debut single has been both a surprise and highly-anticipated. The new single is entitled ‘Air Guitar’, and features slightly lacklustre lyrics with a lame concept, but delivers to iconic pop-rock sound that has been attached to both bands throughout the 21st century. The single is taken from their upcoming self-titled album, which will be released on 1st December, conveniently coinciding with Christmas. The band also revealed that they are going on tour again next year. Buy the new single tomorrow and listen to it below.
Take That – ‘These Days’
The iconic boy band are officially back, with another member down, where they now stand as a trio. ‘These Days’, released tomorrow, will feature on the group’s upcoming album, III. The band have so far released six albums, the latest five having topped the UK charts. The band’s most recent effort, Progress, was released back in 2010 and spawned the singles ‘The Flood’ and ‘Kidz’. The album, available at the beginning of December, will have to battle with Take That’s impressive commercial performance thus far to prove continuing as a trio was the best decision. The band have also recently been confirmed for Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball, taking place next month. Listen to the track below.
Olly Murs – Never Been Better
The British artist is due to release his fourth studio album on Monday, entitled Never Been Better. The album features lead single, ‘Wrapped Up’, a track that features Travie McCoy and was released last Sunday and will be a contender for number one in tomorrow’s chart race. Olly Murs already has an array of hits and number ones, including each and every lead single thus far topping the UK charts such as ‘Troublemaker’ and ‘Heart Skips A Beat’. Murs has also been behind hits ‘Dance With Me Tonight’ and ‘Dear Darlin”. Listen to the album’s lead single below, with the album (and its deluxe version) available to purchase on Monday.
Beyoncé – BEYONCÉ [Platinum Edition]
The global star and Queen of Pop will release a new EP on Monday, treating fans to even more videos, including live performances of her at her recent world tour. The EP also features a few new tracks including ‘7/11’ and ‘Ring Off’. As well as this, the EP features a few new renditions of songs that featured on the original album, which arrived unexpectedly late last year, requiring no promotion but still managing to take the world by storm and reach number one in the US. New remixes on the EP include a collaboration with Nicki Minaj in ‘Flawless’ and a ‘Blow’ remix which features Pharrell Williams. Listen to a track from the EP below and buy it Monday.
David Guetta – Listen
Three years since the release of his Grammy-nominated album Nothing But The Beat, French DJ and producer David Guetta will be returning this week with his sixth studio album. Listen features collaborations with a number of different artists, including Sia who features on ‘The Whisperer’ and ‘Bang My Head’, and John Legend who features on the album’s title track. The album’s first official single ‘Lovers On The Sun’ featuring Sam Martin, reached number one in the UK. Listen is available to pre-order now, and will be expected on shelves 24th November. Watch the Ray Liotta starring video for ‘Lovers On The Sun’ below.