New season, new music.
Spring 2018 is full of highly anticipated new tracks from artists like Charlie Puth and Kacey Musgraves. Below, a look at the new albums slated to drop in the coming months.
Deadmau5 — "where’s the drop?" (March 30): The dance music superstar and provocateur unplugs for an album of orchestral arraignments of his hits, as scored by Gregory Reveret (who worked on music for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Deadpool”).
Kacey Musgraves — "Golden Hour" (March 30): With multiple Grammys and Academy of Country Music awards, Musgraves has a foot both in the pop and country worlds. She’ll be opening for Harry Styles on tour this summer, after playing the country megafest Stagecoach in Southern California.
Dr. Octagon — "Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation" (April 6): The new record will be the first in more than 20 years with the hip-hop crew’s original lineup — Dan the Automator, Kool Keith and DJ QBert. The first, “Dr. Octagonecologyst,” was a critical darling and helped launch Keith’s career.
Jason Aldean — "Rearview Town" (April 13): Time for a Jason Aldean album. The country singer has released a record in 2016, 2014, 2012 and 2010, going platinum seven times among them.
Janelle Monáe — "Dirty Computer" (April 27): The singer, label head and actress set the internet on fire with the release of two singles and two accompanying music videos in February. The album is said to be accompanied by a “narrative film.”
Twin Shadow — "Caer" (April 27): One of the album’s lead singles, “Saturdays,” features Haim, a groove straight out of a John Hughes film, and vocals that have a touch of Springsteen in them.
Beach House — "7" (May 1): It’s the dream-pop duo’s seventh album, hence the title. Its most recent single, “Dive,” showcases a slightly more aggressive tone than the group is known for generally.
Charlie Puth — "Voicenotes" (May 11): It’s now been three years since “See You Again” rocketed Puth into stardom. His debut album was as big a hit with fans as it was a dud with critics, with a Metacritic score of 37. Is this the album that decides whether he’s on pop radio to stay?
Chvrches — "Love is Dead" (May 25): The Scottish indie pop trio returns for its third record, then hits the road for a festival-heavy tour schedule, including Governors Ball. The band brought in Greg Kurstin for a hand behind the boards; it’s the first time Chvrches has extensively worked with an outside producer for an album.
Natalie Prass — "The Future and the Past" (June 1): The singer-songwriter’s debut record gained almost universal praise from critics. The first single from “The Future in the Past” introduces a ’90s R&B groove to her indie-pop formula.