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Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily put an end to in-person concerts, many musicians have continued to record and release new music. If anything, there are still plenty of new and enjoyable albums to be heard this month despite the lack of touring. Below, learn about six new albums to listen to in March 2021.
1. Kings of Leon: When You See Yourself
(March 5, RCA)
Today, Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill, his brothers Nathan and Jared, and cousin Matthew released their eighth album, When You See Yourself. The album takes a more personal, introspective turn as opposed to their prior music of unrestrained garage rock that suited large arenas. The album was produced by Markus Dravs, who has produced for Mumford & Sons and Coldplay.
2. A Day to Remember: You’re Welcome
(March 5, Fueled by Ramen)
A Day To Remember released their seventh album today, titled You’re Welcome. Fans are probably thanking the band, as it’s now been 18 months since the album was first announced, and five of the album’s 14 songs already are in circulation as singles.
A Day To Remember typically has an extroverted, high-energy, heavy sound, but You’re Welcome features soft guitar riffing and crooned vocals. However, the album also brings some high-impact breakdowns perfect for mosh-calls for excited fans to enjoy.
3. Selena Gomez: Revelación
(March 12, Interscope Records)
Selena Gomez’s new EP Revelación is a passion project that she has worked on for a while. It will be Gomez’s first Spanish EP, with the exception of a few English lyrics. The EP features a total of seven songs.
Gomez said that Revelación was recorded almost entirely in video conference calls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, she credited upcoming Venezuelan singer-songwriter Elena Rose as one of the EP’s biggest collaborators.
4. Loretta Lynn, Still Woman: Enough
(March 19, Legacy Recordings)
Country singer Loretta Lynn will soon release her 50th studio album Still Woman Enough. Lynn has had a long and successful career, which started in 1960. Her new album was produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash.
Still Woman Enough features new songs as well as updated versions of her classic songs like “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” and “I Saw The Light.” Its guests include Reba McEntire, Margo Price, and Tanya Tucker.
5. serpentwithfeet: DEACON
(March 26, Secretly Canadian)
Later this month, the experimental artist serpentwithfeet will release his sophomore album DEACON. He recently released a new music video for the song “Same Size Shoe” after unveiling DEACON’s lead single “Fellowship” earlier this year.
DEACON arrives less than a year after serpentwithfeet’s 2020 EP Apparition but nearly three years after serpentwithfeet’s first proper full-length album, soil. His 2018 debut album focused on the deconstruction of love, but DEACON explores themes of Black intimate romantic and platonic relationships outside the context of heartbreak.
6. Tune-Yards: Sketchy
(March 26, 4AD)
Tune-Yards will soon release their fifth studio album Sketchy. Tune-Yards, made up of Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner, have thus far released a music video for the album’s single, “Hold Yourself.”
Sketchy will be the California-based duo’s first new collection in three years, after the 2018 release of I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life. In a statement, Tune-Yards’ Garbus said the single “Hold Yourself” is about feeling betrayed by her parents’ generation while seeing how people are currently betraying the future.
What releases are you excited about this month? Share your faves in the comments!