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The Most Anticipated Western Music Albums in March

The Most Anticipated Western Music Albums in March

New albums by Lana Del Rey, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez … promises to be outstanding products in March.

“Chemtrails over the Country Club” – Lana Del Rey

Genre: indie pop, folk pop

Release date: March 19

Lana Del Rey’s seventh studio album was introduced in The Times magazine in August 2019 under the name “White Hot Forever”. The project had been delayed several times because of Covid-19 and renamed “Chemtrails over the Country Club”. The album consists of 11 songs including a cover of ‘For Free’ – a song by Joni Mitchell released in 1970, refreshed by Lana Del Rey in collaboration with Zella Day and Weyes Blood.

On Mojo, the singer said the album would show a “more fragmented and innocent” Del Rey”.The album’s music is folk-oriented which is completely different from the previous projects.Rolling Stone ranked “Chemtrails over the Country Club” on its 54 most anticipated albums this year.

“Justice” – Justin Bieber

Category: Pop

Release date: March 19

‘Justice’ is Justin Bieber’s sixth studio album following ‘Changes’ (2020). The singer said on Instagram that his goal was to make music that brings listeners feelings of comfort and less loneliness.

The list of songs and duration are still kept private by Justin Bieber. The singer has introduced three singles including: Anyone, Holy (collaborating with Chance The Rapper),and Lonely (collaborating with Benny Blanco).

“When You See Yourself” – Kings of Leon

Category: Rock

Release date: March 5

Kings Of Leon’s eighth studio album marks a return after more than 5 years since ‘Walls’ (released in 2016). The album consists of 11 new compositions which were expected to be released in 2020,but then delayed because of Covid-19. Taking on the role of producer is Markus Dravs, who worked on the ‘Walls’.

In an interview with The Sun magazine, leader Caleb Followill said that the album is the most “private” of the group in terms of lyrics.He also said the group wanted to spend more time perfecting the recording. “We’re in no hurry,” he added.

“The Bitter Truth” – Evanescence

Category: Rock

Release date: March 26

In Kerrang! Magazine, lead vocalist Amy Lee said the music on the group’s fifth studio album would be “murky and heavy”. The special edition will feature two covers of Fleetwood Mac’s The Chain and Bananarama’s Cruel Summer.

Initially, Evanescence planned to work with multiple producers while recording. However, Covid-19 led them to cooperate with only one person, Nick Raskulinecz. He is the producer who brought success for his third album titled Evanescence (2011). In the first week of release, the album sold 127,000 copies and ranked number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

“Duets” – Sting

Category: Pop

Release date: March 19

Sting’s latest album brings together 17 duet songs with other artists. On Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show, Sting said that over the years, he has recorded a lot of duets with great people: Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, and that they had just to put them together.

The album contains very old songs like “It’s Probably Me” (singing with Eric Clapton in 1992) or “Desert Rose” (singing with Cheb Mami in 2000). There are also brand new recordings, like the “September” track, sung with Italian singer Zucchero. The guest list also included American rapper Gashi and Melody Gardot, the female singer who made a collaboration with Sting on her single, “Little Something” (2020).

“My Savior” – Carrie Underwood

Category: Gospel

Release date: March 26

Carrie Underwood’s eighth studio album is a collection of famous gospel songs. The project was cherished and implemented right after the release of the first Christmas album, “My Gift”, in September 2020. 13 songs including classics such as: The Old Rugged Cross, Amazing Grace, I Surrender All … Some songs were performed successfully by Carrie Underwood on stage such as: “Softly and Tenderly”, “How Great Thou Art”. The album features two guests, CeCe Winans in the song “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” and ‘Bear Rinehart” in “Nothing But the Blood of Jesus”.

In the “My Savior”‘s trailer, Carrie Underwood said that she had always wanted to make this album and it was a legacy for her.She chooses songs that have been heard since birth. “Songs like a warm, familiar and sweet hug,” she continued.

“Spaceman” – Nick Jonas

Category: Pop

Release date: March 12

The fourth room album is also Nick Jonas’s first solo album since the re-export of the Jonas Brothers group in 2019. The list of 11 songs is said to be a love letter from Nick to his wife, Indian actress Priyanka Chopra. Greg Kurstin – a famous Grammy-winning producer with Adele’s 25 album – performs the album.

Talking about the album on his Instagram, Nick said that it would explore four main themes: distance, passion, happiness and commitment.

Music always connects the world and helps us heal. I hope this album helps you on your journey through space and time,” he wrote. 

Paul Myers brings new life to “Live and Let Die”

Myers has brought new life to this traditional hit song, “Live and Let Die”, and I adore his refreshed version, which draws on the more rugged parts of the song.

Myers uses his epic, powerful guitar riffs, and raspy vocals to enhance the rocky side of this song. Notice the gentle reggae vibe on the second verse, which is extremely unusual, but praises the energy of this song beautifully.

Myers performs with such powerful emotion and intensity that it’s impossible not to appreciate his talent. If you’re a lover of The Beatles and Paul McCartney you will adore Paul Myers, I certainly do!

“Live and Let Die” was first recorded in October 1972, by Wings, a British-American rock band. Re-recorded by Paul Myers in June 2015. Myers has a unique knack for reproducing music from The Beatles and Paul McCartney and making them his own, while staying true to the initial ideology of the song.

Pitchfork’s Best New Albums Of 2020

Pitchfork has lined up their best albums for 2020. Pitchfork is an American online music magazine. It concentrates mainly on new music, which is mostly created by various indie artists. But they also welcome new songs from other famous artists. Also, those that would pass their standards and surveys.

How did pitchfork line up their best new albums

Pitchfork is conducted by online journalists that review various new songs. Pitchfork would conduct surveys on different and score songs based on ratings. They would rate it from zero being the lowest and ten being the highest. The score will be based on the submission of all their employees. These employees will base their ratings on what they feel about the song. If they think that the song is good for them, then they would place that song as the best of Pitchfork, lining it up as one of the best new albums in the decade.

So what is the best of Pitchfork this 2020? We have here the top-rated albums for this 2020.

Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters

This album has garnered a perfect 100 score in the chart this 2020. Fiona Apple’s songs are more on a country type with an indie touch. It also has a slow but building pop rock formation. The combination of instruments and how they arranged in the song is remarkable. Fiona has a gentle, relaxing voice. There is not much tension and beltings but remained in her soothing voice. It’s one of the most daring songs ending up with a staggering high pitched voice.

Perfume Genius – Set My Heart on Fire Immediately

Second, on the line that scored 90 on the chart is the Set My Heart on Fire Immediately by Perfume Genius. It started with a mysterious introduction. The backing music is a simple sustained reed organ type at the beginning with a soothing, mysterious 70’s voice. Making the song sound like it was created in the ’60s and ’70s. If you haven’t noticed it, you might say it’s not a new song.

Bob Dylan – Rough and Rowdy Ways

The legendary Bob Dylan made it to their third spot scoring 90 in his song Rough and Rowdy Ways. The 79-year-old legend still kicks hard in his astonishing voice. We have known him in his glory days, but he is not done yet and even tops the chart as one of the best.