Happy listening: the best new releases of the week

This week has been a big one for new music! So grab a drink, sit back and enjoy our latest instalment of Happy Listening.

From beloved songstress Lana Del Rey’s new album Norman Fucking Rockwell!, Australian trio Dyson Stringer Cloher’s new single and Chicago duo Whitney’s new record.

It’s almost the weekend, so chill out and absorb some Happy Listening. Let us take you through the best new releases of the week; singles, EPs, music videos, albums… the lot.

Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell!

Del Rey’s highly anticipated sixth album has finally been released and it’s nothing short of wonderfully emotive and lyrically honest bliss.

Her album arrives with a newfound sense of clarity, with each song effortlessly intertwining and encapsulating her powerful narrative.

Dyson Stringer Cloher – Believer

Powerhouse trio Mia Dyson, Liz Stringer and Jen Cloher are back 6 years on from their debut EP, this time with an album ready to bless our ears in the coming months.

The song is an example of hard hitting rock, with overlapping vocal melodies and driving drums that carry the song throughout. We can’t wait to hear more from these incredibly talented artists.

Whitney – Forever Turned Around

Whitney are back, and thank goodness. After the success of their iconic 2016 album Light Upon The Lake, Forever Turned Around has a similar mellowness to its soundscape as well as Julien Ehrlich’s iconic falsettos.

Despite this, the album reflects the changes and experiences the duo have encountered over that three year period, as they grapple with the anxiety and acceptance that time is limited.

Collarbones and Banoffee – Wish Me Luck

Collarbones are back with a tantalizing new single Wish Me Luck, collaborating with Melbourne songstress Banoffee (Martha Brown).

The song is a sultry and brooding song, with subtle yet enticing electronic production, paired with the emotive female vocals of Brown.

June Jones – Diana

June Jones’ debut album Diana is an emotive, simplistic and all encompassing collection of soundscapes, with nods to 80s pop elements with it’s underlying production.

With an angsty aura and songs full of heart, June Jones has effectively used honest lyricism to assist with the album’s ability to powerfully tell a story.