If your music library has been sounding a bit worn as of late, we know at least three ways to spice it up. Check out the brand new albums released this week from the GRAMMY-winning artists featured below.
Phoenix – Bankrupt!
The old adage “Good things come to those who wait” will prove especially true this year for Phoenix fans. It had been four years since these indie rockers released their award-winning album, “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix,” but the French band finally ended the hiatus with the April 22 release of “Bankrupt!” Phoenix already played at Coachella this year, but a host of festivals awaits the band this summer, including Edgefest in Texas (April 27), New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (May 4), Beale Street Music Festival (May 5), Sweetlife Festival (May 11), and Lollapalooza (Aug. 4).
Will.i.am - #willpower
Even when Black Eyed Peas frontman, will.i.am, isn’t recording with the band, he makes it a point to collaborate with fellow musicians. His latest album, “#willpower,” features guest artists like Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Mick Jagger, and Eva Simons—and that’s just a few. The hip-hop album was released in the U.S. on April 23, and while there are no official will.i.am tour dates as of yet, you can purchase Wango Tango tickets to see the artist play a set at the Los Angeles KIIS FM station concert, alongside Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, and Miguel.
Michael Bublé – To Be Loved
It’s been over a decade since the release of Canadian crooner Michael Bublé’s first album, but his latest effort maintains his familiar classic vibes. “To Be Loved” features 10 cover tracks, including “You Make Me Feel So Young,” Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” and a duet cover of the Frank Sinatra classic, “Something Stupid,” with Reese Witherspoon. The album’s few original songs were also co-written by colossal names in the music industry, including fellow Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, and the founder of the Motown record label, Berry Gordy, Jr. Michael Bublé tour dates have not yet been announced for the U.S., but international fans will be getting a handful of live performances including this summer at The O2 in London.