This Week In Records

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With a dozen album releases on Friday alone, this week is dripping with new music. Lucy Rose kicks off the week with her sophomore album, Work It Out. Heading up the singles this week is Prides offering of ‘Messiah’, four days before their debut album The Way Back Up drops. Check out our selection of this week’s new releases, below.

Lucy Rose’s follow up to her 2012 debut, Work It Out, is set to bring exciting things. With the promise of an album and tour to get people dancing, Lucy Rose has amped up the tempo on her second album. Whilst still standing by the heart of the music found on Like I Used To, this album will bring great things for the singer. An album to free anyone from that Monday feeling. Out Monday 6th July via Columbia Records.

The most hotly anticipated album for this week is the debut from London-based trio Years & Years. Communion follows their release of four singles from the album, including ‘King’ which saw them crowned UK number one back in January. The album sees them moving away from the pop-house that has flooded the charts, with a confessional electronic presence. Out Friday 10th July via Polydor Records.

Four Tet’s latest studio album, Morning/Evening will be released as two tracks: ‘Morning Side’ and ‘Evening Side’. Morning/Evening will feature a continuous journey of meandering electronica, with more vocals than found on his previous release, Beautiful Rewind. The two 20 minute tracks create an album that is refreshingly and out of the ordinary. Out Friday 10th July via Text records.

‘Messiah’ is arguably Prides’ best song from their forthcoming album, encapsulating their anthemic and passionate style. Live performances at festivals are where the band have excelled, in particular their chanting lyrics that inherit audience participation, with “Say you’ll be my messiah” working a treat in the refrain of ‘Messiah’. Out Monday 6th July via Island Records.

Following on from ‘Uptown Funk’, Londoner Mark Ronson teams up with vocalist Keyone Starr to once again bring back the funk in our lives with ‘I Can’t Lose’. The track has had consistent airtime over the last few weeks, bringing with it positive reviews for its nostalgia. Synth heavy; feel-good vibes aplenty. Out Monday 6th July via RCA.

The Killers’ frontman has unsurprisingly had large success as a solo artist in the last few years, with his second album The Desired Effect going straight to the top of the UK Album Chart when released earlier this year. In ‘I Can Change’, Flowers’ vocals makes this song stand out massively among the synthesizers. Feeling a sense of déjà vu when hearing this? It is in fact a sample of Bronski Beat’s 1984 song ‘Smalltown Boy’. Out now via Island Records.

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