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New Music Friday Ft. Lana Del Rey, Tool, and Angels & Airwaves
Lana Del Rey
After almost a year of teasing us with singles, Lana Del Rey has finally unveiled her highly anticipated album Norman Fucking Rockwell. The album, which follows 2017’s release of Lust For Life, was produced by Jack Antonoff and features 14 tracks including “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have—but I have it,” “Mariners Apartment Complex,” “the greatest,” and Del Rey’s cover of “Doin’ Time”—which she recently released a music video for. The new album is rather different than her last; while Lust For Life featured cameos from a number of artists on a few mainstream tracks, Norman Fucking Rockwell takes things down a notch with slower tempos and delicate melodies that showcase her own eccentric aesthetic.
While it took some time and persuasion by Antonoff to release Norman Fucking Rockwell, Lana Del Rey already has her eyes set on a new album that could arrive as early as 2020. In a recent interview with The Times, the singer explains: “I’ve already written parts of it. It’s called White Hot Forever. I feel like it probably will be a surprise release sometime within the next 12 or 13 months.”
After 13 years, Tool has gifted fans a new album titled Fear Inoculum. The album marks their fifth full-length release and follows 10,000 Days, which was released back in 2006. Out of the 10 tracks featured on the album, half of them extend past the 10-minute mark including the lead single “Fear Inoculum” which is the first 10-minute song to ever make it onto Bilboards Top 100.
Along with the album release, Tool announced a North American tour set to kick off October 13th at the Aftershock Festival. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 6th at 10 am, however, a limited number of tickets will be released to Tool Army members on September 4th.
Angels & Airwaves
Angels & Airwaves have released a new single ahead of their first tour in seven years. The single is titled “Kiss & Tell” and it showcases the band’s atmospheric New Wave sound that has always differentiated the band from Tom DeLonge’s other projects. Listen to the new track below. Angels & Airwaves’ tour extends through October, although most of the shows are already sold out; you can find all the tour dates here.
Photo Credit: Lana Del Rey // Norman F*cking Rockwell