Lots of great new albums are dropping today to get us rockin’ through this holiday weekend! All of these albums and more are now streaming on Apple Music and Spotify. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Diamond Star Halos – Def Leppard
Two years in the making, Diamond Star Halos seems to aim higher than Leppard’s last couple of albums, the band thinking long and working extra hard on this one. It’s a lot to absorb, but its’s comfortably the best album by this line-up.
Top Gun Maverick Soundtrack – Various Artists
Per HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience:
Lady Gaga’s song, Hold my Hand, which is heard throughout the new Top Gun film instantly iconic and dare say Gaga’s best song yet. Harold Faltermeyer and Lorne Balfe compose a score that is nostalgic and beautiful. It’s nice to hear the old Top Gun theme once again.
Blood Runs Red (single) Matt Maeson
Today, the singer has shared his thunderous new single “Blood Runs Red,” which is out now on Neon Gold/Atlantic Records. It’s out with an accompanying video directed by Maeson’s longtime collaborator Jesse DeFlorio.
“‘Blood Runs Red’ is a song about being a successful artist and the narcissistic tendencies that come along with it,” says Maeson. “I toured for three years straight and received copious amounts of validation but when that ends and you go home, you’re left with yourself and who you’ve become while everyone else around you has remained the same.”
Blue Skies – Dehd
Per Paste Magazine:
Whether they’re singing about nothing or everything all at once, Dehd make contagiously fun indie rock, and even when a storm flashes across these Blue Skies, they’re still running around outside, refusing to leave the playground. Even the album’s cover art—perhaps a take on a child’s butterfly sketch—seems to advertise that, despite the songs’ occasional delving into very grown-up issues, this is play manifesting as music. That balance of meaningful storytelling and unbound experimentation are what make Dehd one of the most exciting rock bands working today. Where some artists, faced with our world’s current unraveling, would choose nihilism or anger, Dehd reach for joy again and again.
Come back next week for a fresh batch of new music picks only on the HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience!