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New Music Friday: Top picks for September 20th

File image of Liam Gallagher (FILE/Britta Pedersen/DPA via ZUMA Press/CP)

Fridays are always a great day for music lovers, as not only does it mark the last workday for many in the week, but it’s also the day where most artists release new music. Here is a look at some of the releases out the week of Sept. 20.

Part of Oasis wonders Why Me?

The youngest Gallagher of the former group Oasis Liam Gallagher is back with a new album Why Me? Why Not. This is his first release since his platinum-selling solo album out in 2017. If you think the drama between Liam and his older brother Noel has calmed down over the years. You are wrong! But at least Liam is waiting until next week to release his new album This Is the Place EP with his group Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

All in the family

The late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s daughter has released a new single ‘Far Away Places.’ The 15-year-old first recorded the track two years ago, just months before her father’s death. Chris produced and is featured on the song.

Stepping into the solo spotlight

Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard’s highly anticipated debut solo album is out today. The album, Jamie, is dedicated to her sister who died of cancer when they were both just teenagers.

“The title is in memoriam, and she definitely did shape me as a human being. But the record is not about her. It’s about me,” Howard said. “I’m pretty candid about myself and who I am and what I believe. Which is why I needed to do it on my own.”

Zac Brown Band buddy up

It’s been two years since the ‘Chicken-Fried’ group released a new album. Now they are back with The Owl and have made some unique collaborations. Some of the guest collaborators include Skrillex, Max Martin (behind hits such as Britney Spears ‘…Baby One More Time’ and Taylor Swifts’ ‘Bad Blood’) and OneRepublic front person Ryan Tedder.

“We’ve been working tirelessly on this album over the past couple [of] years, ensuring every detail is perfect,” said Brown. “We are always pushing ourselves as musicians by blurring genre boundaries and incorporating all kinds of music we are personally inspired by, elevating what we are capable of as a group. This album will have something for everyone.”

Bonus track:

Sept. 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic self-titled album by The Band. So for this week’s bonus track take a listen to Beatles alumni Ringo Starr performing ‘The Weight’ for the group Playing For Change.

Today also marks the first album for Robbie Robertson since 2011 with his record Sinematic.