Lots of great new albums are dropping today to get us rockin’ through the holiday weekend! All of these albums and more are now streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.
Awaken Love (single) Lacey Sturm
“Awaken Love” is an atmospheric, string-backed ballad that you can hear in the player below.
Just as she co-wrote early 2021’s “State of Me” with Skillet’s Korey Cooper, the pair once again collaborated on this new track that explores the feelings of being immersed in the transcendent experience of perfect love.
“With lyrics, I go into a place where I try to hear what the song is about. I have to learn. The music tells you,” Lacey recalls about the writing process. “Sometimes there are lyrics that stir that up, and Korey already had some of that written.”
Ellis -Ep 1st Base Runners
Per Breaking & Entering:
As the name implies for those in the know, Ellis is a collaboration effort 1st Base Runner cooked up with fellow musician and longstanding friend Brian Ellis. The pair goes deep on this collection of songs, sometimes quite literally.
West side story soundtrack – Various
Per Broadway World
Bringing together the best of both Broadway and Hollywood, the film’s creative team includes Kushner, who also served as an executive producer; Tony Award® winner Justin Peck, who choreographed the musical numbers in the film; renowned Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor and GRAMMY Award® winner Gustavo Dudamel, who helmed the recording of the iconic score; Academy Award®-nominated composer and conductor David Newman (“Anastasia”), who arranged the score, Tony Award®-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (“Fun Home,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie”), who supervised the cast on vocals; and GRAMMY®-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Chicago”), who serves as executive music producer for the film.
Heat lightning (single) – Mitski
Per Rolling Stone:
Heat Lightning” follows “The Only Heartbreaker,” co-written with Dan Wilson, and “Working For the Knife.” Laurel Hell, out Feb. 4 via Dead Oceans, marks her sixth LP.
“I needed love songs about real relationships that are not power struggles to be won or lost,” Mitski said of the new record. “I needed songs that could help me forgive both others and myself. I make mistakes all the time. I don’t want to put on a front where I’m a role model, but I’m also not a bad person. I needed to create this space mostly for myself where I sat in that gray area.”
Come back next week for a fresh batch of new music picks only on the HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience!