As we wave our costumes and confections a reluctant goodbye, we look forward to all that comes with the month of November. Thanksgiving, another month of the picturesque Athens fall and of course — a whole month of new music.
2021 has been a fantastic time for music, with the likes of Tyler, the Creator, St. Vincent, Kanye West and many more releasing critically-acclaimed projects earlier this year.
With that being said, November looks to be a continuation of this scorching hot start to the 20’s decade. Here are some albums to watch out for as we go into November:
Silk Sonic - An Evening with Silk Sonic - Nov. 12
One of the most anticipated albums of the year, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s newly formed recording project is releasing its debut album and we couldn’t be more excited. The duo’s first two singles, “Leave the Door Open” and “Skate,” gave listeners a taste of the silky grooves and soulful melodies that are to come as Silk Sonic look to bring the roots of soul music back into modern pop.
Adele - 30 - Nov. 19
The pop icon announced that her fourth studio album, 30, is set to release on Nov. 19 for what will surely have a fighting chance of getting the British singer her 16th Grammy award. After a six-year hiatus from releasing any music and some drama in her personal life, Adele is back and already is turning heads with her release of the single “Easy On Me” to promote the album.
The song preaches the personal issues that Adele has struggled with during her absence: a sign that her beloved lyrical depth and introspection are to return for the upcoming project.
Taylor Swift - Red (Taylor’s Version) - Nov. 12
Seemingly unstoppable at the moment, Taylor Swift has pushed up her album release date from Nov. 19 to the 12, a move that surely is to avoid competition with Adele and maintain her run of chart dominance.
The album, which is to be a rerecording of Swift’s fourth album, Red, is set to feature collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton and the juiciest of all: Phoebe Bridgers.
Kendrick Lamar - Title TBA - Date TBA
There is probably no artist receiving more speculation and hype than Compton’s master MC, Kendrick Lamar. With a devoted fan base and one of the most impressive catalogues in hip-hop history, Lamar is rumored to be releasing his final album for the Top Dawg Entertainment label this year, and many even think it could come this month.
After not releasing a full-length album since 2017’s Damn., Kendrick has broken his silence and created a website for a mysterious project called “Oklama.” On the website, he released a statement confirming that he is working on an album that will be his last for TDE. Whether it comes out this month or not, we’re sure it’ll be a blessing to our ears just as his previous works have been.
Snail Mail - Valentine - November 5
The solo recording project of indie-rock rising star, Lindsey Jordan, is set to release its follow up to its breakthrough 2018 record, Lush. Driving guitar licks reminiscent of the 90’s alternative scene, coupled with the pop-sensibility and catchy melodies of any pop classic make up the unique sound that makes Snail Mail one of the most exciting projects in American indie music.
Jordan released her first single, the titular “Valentine,” to promote the album and it leads listeners to believe that this album will be even more powerful and full of color than her previous project. Valentine is definitely one to watch for in Nov.