New Music Friday, April 16, 2021

New Music Friday on The High Note

You made it through another week so congratulations! There are plenty of reasons to celebrate Fridays but here at The High Note, it’s all about new music.

This week we have a full slate of new albums released Friday, April 16. From hop-hop to rock to country to soulful singers, there is something here for you to like – whether it is a new artist or an old favorite.

The second installment of Sufjan Stevens’ epic ongoing collection was released today as was the highly anticipated sophomore album by Greta Van Fleet “The Battle at Garden’s Gate,” is out today.

I’m also excited about new albums by singer-songwriter London Grammer, rapper Conway the Machine, a live album by Norah Jones and a new album by Young Thug. I also love prog rock so of course, I am looking forward to the latest installment from Dream Theater supergroup Liquid Tension Experiment and since I mentioned one supergroup, another, Gotham, a collaboration of Talib Kweli and Diamond D, is out with its debut.

As always, there is too much great new music for me to mention all in one blog, and I’m sure I missed some, so let me know what you are listening to in the comments below or social media. You can find the entire list of new albums released today, Friday, April 16, 2021, is below. My most anticipated albums are in bold.

New Album Releases – Friday, April 16, 2021

Alex Henry Foster – Standing Under Bright Lights
Andy Stott – Never the Right Time
The Armed – Ultrapop
August Burns – Red Guardians Sessions
Benjamin Ingrosso – En gång i tiden (Vagn 2)
Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined
Carlos do Carmo – E Ainda…
Conway the Machine – La Maquina
Deine Lakaien – Dual
Elise Davis – Anxious. Happy. Chill.
Eric Church – Heart
Escape the Fate – Chemical Warfare
Fred Again – Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020)
Garage A Trois – Calm Down Cologne
Gotham (Talib Kweli and Diamond D) – Gotham
Greta Van Fleet – The Battle at Garden’s Gate
Hail the Sun – New Age Filth
Holding Absence – The Greatest Mistake of My Life
Jaguar Jonze – Antihero
John Pizzarelli – Better Days Ahead
Josh Radnor – One More Then I’ll Let You Go
Liquid Tension Experiment – Liquid Tension Experiment 3
London Grammar – Californian Soil
Needtobreathe-  Live from the Woods Vol. 2
Nick Hakim and Roy Nathanson – Small Things
Norah Jones – Til We Meet Again
The Offspring – Let the Bad Times Roll
Paul McCartney – McCartney III Imagined
Saint Raymond – We Forgot We Were Dreaming
Scooter God – Save the Rave
Sharon Van Etten – Epic Ten
Son Lux – Tomorrows III
Two Feet – Max Maco is Dead Right?
The Vintage Caravan – Monuments
Vladislav Delay – Rakka II
While She Sleeps – Sleeps Society
Young Thug – Slime Language 2
AJ Tracey – Flu Game
Coach Party – After Party
Imelda May  -11 Past the Hour
Spectral Wound – A Diabolic Thirst
Cory Hanson – Pale Horse Rider
Sufjan Stevens – Lamentations
Kenny Mason – Angelic Hoodrat: Supercut
Howie Lee – Birdy Island
Midland – The Sonic Ranch