Following an entertaining halloween, we move into the penultimate month of 2017 with the return of one of hip hop’s finest groups. After seven years, the Pharrell Williams featuring N.E.R.D. return with a new single, Lemon, which features the one and only Rihanna. Making a move for album of the year this week is the hugely talented Sam Smith, who releases his second studio record The Thrill Of It All, three years after the release of his world-conquering debut.
In the midst of the chaotic crisis that’s occurring across the Atlantic in the Caribbean, the US and Mexico, we often reflect on our fortunate geographical location and think how things could be very different were we to be in another place in the world. A band, who have suffered their own fair share of battles, both physically and mentally, are The Killers, the Las Vegas rock giants who return this week with a beautifully honest record in Wonderful Wonderful, an album which highlights the significant holes in the band’s relationships with each other as well as in their own lives.
Making a mark on the year is something that many artists dream to do, especially rising ones. Throughout 2017, we have seen a staggering amount of new artists break through into the mainstream, many of which have started to build a platform in which they can progress even further. This week’s Tracks of the Week highlights a number of rising stars who look to make their mark on 2017. Alongside these new artists are some of music’s best, including some who have returned unexpectedly but thankfully for our enjoyment. Here are our Tracks of the Week with in depth reviews.
July. For many it’s a chance to enjoy the rare sight of sun or the unpredictably chaotic summer holidays with children. For music fans, July has always been a month of big summer anthems, festivals and new records. This July is no different, with a stunning selection of huge tracks perfect for long summer nights or that rare unexpected day of rain that the UK summer is always akin to. We hope you enjoy the start to what should be a great month for everyone and here are our Tracks of the Week with in depth reviews.