Records round-up: 27/09/14 – 03/10/14

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This week sees the release of ‘All About That Bass’. The track has taken the world by storm, as well as provoking quite a bit of controversy regarding what some people argue to be body-positive messages and others, body-shaming. Elsewhere in the round-up, Ella Eyre’s catchy ‘Comeback’ is released, a follow-up to ‘If I Go’ and taken from her upcoming debut album. This week also sees Jamie T break his five-year hiatus with his eagerly anticipated Carry On the Grudge, and Prince release both his solo album and collaborative record with 3RDEYEGIRL.

Albums

Jamie T – Carry On the Grudge

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London-born singer-songwriter Jamie T returns this week with his long-awaited third album Carry On the Grudge. After a five-year hiatus Jamie T revealed his comeback single ‘Don’t You Find’ via Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 Show back in July along with confirmation of a new album. Since then, he has also released two singles ‘Zombie’ and ‘Turn On the Light’, giving fans a glimpse into his new record in which he sought advice from Damon Albarn prior to writing his new material. Carry On the Grudge will be available to buy from 29th September.

Prince – ART OFFICIAL AGE

prince-art-official-ageART OFFICIAL AGE is Prince’s 34th studio album hitting the shelves this week after having released teasers of the forthcoming record’s sound with the support of his touring band 3RDEYEGIRL. The album has been influenced by a variety of female artists, including 3RDEYEGIRL, Lianne La Havas, and Rita Ora who features on track ‘FUNKNROLL’. Prince will be releasing the album alongside his collaborative record Plectrum Electrum with 3RDEYEGIRL, on 29th September. Watch the video for ‘BREAKFAST CAN WAIT’ below.

Singles

Meghan Trainor – ‘All About That Bass’

MT_SINGLE_CVR_FINAL_HRMeghan Trainor’s debut single, ‘All About That Bass’, is released in the UK tomorrow. The American singer-songwriter’s track has already topped the charts in the US, as well as in many other countries, whilst also securing a place in the UK’s iTunes chart as a preorder. A lot of buzz has surrounded the song recently, with its body-positive message and infectious beat. Thus, ‘All About That Bass’ is almost guaranteed to top the charts here in the UK too. Listen to it below.

Ella Eyre – ‘Comeback’

ella-eyre-comeback-single-coverElla Eyre is back with a follow-up to her last single, ‘If I Go’, which reached 16 in the UK charts, with ‘Comeback’. Focusing on betrayal, ‘Comeback’ demonstrates Eyre’s soulful voice. The track is taken from Eyre’s upcoming debut album, Feline, which has a planned release of early 2015. As well as featuring on Rudimental’s number one single ‘Waiting All Night’, Eyre also featured on The Edge’s: The List 2014, which predicted the talent that we would see rise this year. Will Eyre be able to prove herself on The List even further when her latest single is released tomorrow? Check it out below.

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