This Week in Records

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With this week comes the release of duo Hurts’ third studio album, and a follow up from City and Colour. The chaotic ‘Ceremonials’ by Gilligan Moss is also about, offset with a softer edge from Låpsley’s ‘Hurt Me’. Read our best picks of this week’s releases, below.

This week, Hurts bring out their third album Surrender. The album reflects the band’s chilled out electronic sound, combined with soulful lead and background vocals. Hurts team up with esteemed producers Stuart Price and Ariel Rechtshaid to create a much anticipated record two years in the making. Out via Sony.

Featuring the popular single Good for You’, Selena Gomez’s Revival reveals a new side to the former Disney star. Posing topless on the cover art, Gomez is certainly showing a new side for her second album. Her release of track names alongside seductive GIFS on twitter has also caused a stir. Out via Interscope.

Dallas Green’s pure vocals are smooth and effective on City and Colour’s If I Should Go Before You. The album, produced by Dallas Green himself, excellently combines heartfelt ballads and punk-rock distortion giving a soulful, moody vibe to the record. As the band’s fifth album, there is much to live up to. Out via Dine Alone Music.

‘Hurt Me’ is 19 year old Låpsley’s latest release, originally brought to listeners in August. The track combines her powerful vocals with a glossy electronic finish that elevates its tone, creating a sophisticated and engaging sound. Out via XL Recordings.

The chaotically exciting ‘Ceremonial’ is producer Gilligan Moss’ follow up to ‘Choreograph’. With a retro tone and a racing tempo, it follows Moss’ flair for repetition and indecipherable lyrics for an immersive listening experience. Out via AMF Recordings.

‘Love Will Set You Free’ is the latest track to spring from Kodaline’s sophomore album, Coming Up For Air. It follows the release of ‘Ready’, and combines gentle piano melodies with Steve Garrigan’s vocals for an unsurprisingly melancholic track. Out via B-Unique.

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