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Upcoming albums to enhance your quarantine playlists

April 7, 2020

 Has staying at home become unbearable? Maybe boring? Music can make things better and ease tensions. Thank goodness for music! The 1975, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Rhys Lewis and more are soon to drop albums to make quarantine a little more bearable this April.

     First on the list, and sure to have a banger or two, is The 1975 and their new album “Notes on a Conditional Form” which will be released on April 24. The opening song on the album features the speech of climate change activist Greta Thunberg and her call to action.

     Next up, Luke Bryan’s album “Born Here Live Here Die Here” also releases on April 24. His hit song, “Knockin’ Boots,” will be included on the album, and his title song has already been released.

     Another big-name country star, Sam Hunt, will be dropping his second album, “Southside,” in early April. This album will include previous songs of his, including “Body Like a Back Road” and “Drinkin’ Too Much.” Both songs have topped charts in America.

     Maybe not the most popular artist that you will find on this list, but equally worth listening to is Rhys Lewis. His new album, “Things I Chose to Remember,” will be available on April 24. However, a couple of songs from the album are available already, including “Better Than Today.” The English singer is worth a listen, especially if you are into soft pop. Fans of Lewis Capaldi will certainly enjoy Rhys Lewis’ music all the same.

     Hopefully, you have already listened to Dua Lipa’s newest album, “Future Nostalgia,” after it was released two weeks earlier than scheduled due to leaked music. Officially out as of March 27, the album includes her song “Don’t Start Now,” which has reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100.

     If you are hoping to see Lady Gaga’s “Chromatica” on this list, my heart breaks with yours. Unfortunately, her album has been postponed for release due to the coronavirus outbreak. But no worries, Rolling Stone magazine promises the release to come later this year. Gaga’s pre-released song “Stupid Love” can hopefully hold everyone over until the rest of the album’s release.

     COVID-19 has caused closures and postponements everywhere. These albums and their releases are certainly subject to change. However, there is plenty of new music created every day. So, put in your earbuds or blast the stereo and search for your favorite new music to add to your quarantine playlist.