Rockabye Baby!/ ‘Lullaby Renditions of J Balvin’/ CMH Label Group
Get ready, mi gente: Lullaby Renditions of J Balvin, from the lullaby maestros at Rockabye Baby, will be dropping May 6th via Rockabye Baby Music. If you’re looking for the perfect instrumental canción de cuna for spring, this album’s got it – and it’s got “I Like It” and “Rojo” too. This collection of J Balvin’s biggest global hits transformed into baby-friendly, relaxing lullabies with ritmo and melodies made famous by the Prince of Reggaeton are sure to rock your little prince or princess away to sleep…and we think you’ll like it, too!
Mandy Moore/ ‘In Real Life’/ Verve Forecast
On May 13, Mandy Moore will release her new full-length studio album, In Real Life, via Verve Forecast. The new album follows Silver Landings, the critically acclaimed album that marked Moore’s first new body of work in over a decade and was released in March 2020 on the edge of the pandemic. In Real Life brings a new level of self-possession to Moore’s songwriting, imbuing each track with both detailed storytelling and lucid self-reflection. From the very first seconds of the album’s opening title track, Moore fully immerses the listener in her intimate lyricism and kaleidoscopic sound
Delbert McClinton/ ‘Outdated Emotion’/ Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers
Texas blues and soul rocker Delbert McClinton has announced the forthcoming release of his new studio album Outdated Emotion. The 16 song collection offers listeners a backstage pass to some of the most significant musical moments in American history as the legendary 81-year-old performs his lifelong favorite tunes. Due out 5/13 via Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers, Outdated Emotion symbolizes a full-circle moment for the 2020 Grammy Award winner as he reinvents the swing, jazz, blues, and country tunes that have informed his 65-year career. Following the recent announcement of his retirement from touring, McClinton’s Outdated Emotion marks a return to his musical roots and the songs that started it all, ultimately proving why he has earned the title as “the Godfather of Americana Music” (Rolling Stone).
Rebolu/ ‘Mi Herencia’/ Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Rebolu, the Queens-based Latin-funk group at the forefront of NYC’s New Colombian Music Movement, will release their new album Mi Herencia (My Heritage), May 13th on Smithsonian Folkways. Combining the Afrocentric rhythms and salsa-inspired music of Colombia’s Caribbean coast with the urban energy and multiculturalism of NYC, the Colombian and Colombian-American musicians of Rebolu created Mi Herencia to explore the rich traditions of their community.
Luke Steele/ ‘Listen To The Water’/ EMI Austrailia
Luke Steele announces his debut solo album Listen To The Water, set for release on May 13. Listen To The Water is a record of psychedelic provenance that finds the Empire Of The Sun frontman pulling disparate strains of searching, astrally amplified music — from Syd Barrett’s hermetic folk experiments to the technicolor rush of the Flaming Lips at their most open-armed — into an adventurous, philosophically cogent whole. The result: a work of pointed words cloaked in a richly swirling atmosphere, an album that captures a blend of innocence and wisdom.Listen To The Water is Steele’s journey to himself, a chance to be naked, fearless, and on his own.
The Bros. Landreth/ ‘Come Morning’/ Birthday Cake Records
JUNO-Award winning sibling-duo The Bros. Landreth have captivated music lovers with “a quiet storm of slide guitar solos, blue notes, three-part harmonies" (Rolling Stone) and "badass-in-a-lovely-way harmonies” (Relix) since the band’s debut album. Now, they’re re-inventing their musical identity with their third full-length record ‘Come Morning,’ available May 13 via Birthday Cake Records. The album showcases Joey Landreth’s skills as a producer for the first time ever, collaborating alongside Murray Pulver. Mixed and mastered by Greg Koller (Anderson East, Mac Miller, Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry), the record features appearances from Leith Ross, Aaron Sterling (Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, John Mayer) and more.
Johan Lenox/ ‘WDYWTBWYGU’
On May 13, Johan will drop his debut album WDYWTBWYGU (short for “What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up”), an opulently arranged set held together by Johan’s auto-tune croon and his tender and self-deprecating perspective on fading future horizons. Lyrical Lemonade says that the album is “a healthy dose of refreshing artistic originality from a powerhouse known for his collaborations and chamber arrangements.” i-D just named it one of their Best Albums of 2022 So Far, calling it “a classic coming-of-age tale enlivened by elegant instrumentation and moody vocal harmonies” and “a worthy addition to the canon of albums to play after slamming your bedroom door because nobody truly gets you.”
Chad Lawson/ ‘irreplaceable’ EP/ Decca Records US
World-renowned pianist and composer Chad Lawson invites us to find calm amidst the chaos and reflect on life’s priceless moments with his forthcoming EP irreplaceable. Recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and due out May 13 via Decca Records US, the lush four-track collection showcases Lawson’s signature sound as each note brushes across a canvas of emotions. The Billboard chart-topper’s breathtaking melodies aim to settle the mind and impact the heart as he sweeps listeners away in a cathartic journey of release. “irreplaceable is about that person you could never live without, or that favorite time in your life, or that favorite memory that always brings a smile,” says Lawson. “Take a moment to appreciate those irreplaceables in your life.” The EP not only reflects on precious moments and memories, but it also solidifies Lawson’s singular role as musical mindfulness advocate and composer modernizing piano music for the streaming age.
Bryan Ferry/ ‘Love Letters’ EP/ BMG
Legendary British artist Bryan Ferry - widely regarded as a master of the cover song - announced today that he will release fresh interpretations of four classic love songs May 6th on BMG. The Love Letters EP will be the first all new Bryan Ferry recordings to be released since 2018.
Rick Astley/ ‘Whenever You Need Somebody (2022 Remaster)’/ BMG
Rick Astley, who has sold over 40 million records worldwide, is enjoying a remarkable career surgence and will celebrate the 35th anniversary of his landmark debut album Whenever You Need Somebody with a remastered and expanded edition to be released May 6 on BMG. Astley’s 1987 multi-platinum debut topped charts in 25 countries and featured one of the most recognizable singles ever - the worldwide #1 song “Never Gonna Give You Up” - plus hits “Together Forever” and the title track
Matt Koziol/ ‘Wildhorse’/ RED Creative Records
Vibrant songwriter Matt Koziol didn’t come to Nashville to see his name in lights but rather, to see his name in the album credits of the musicians he admired. His knack for storytelling and his salient blend of southern rock, country and Americana soon grabbed the attention of artists like John Paul White, Joy Oladokun, Jimmie Allen, Charlie Worsham and more who he came to collaborate with.
Now, Koziol is stepping out of the writer's room and onto the main stage with his debut album ‘Wildhorse,’ due May 20th via RED Creative Records. Written and co-written entirely by Koziol, it’s a ten-song collection that recounts a decade long journey through heartbreak, dream-chasing and self-discovery.