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New Music Friday: Top picks for October 11

Last Updated Oct 11, 2019 at 11:43 am EST

Rome, Gucci Parade at the Capitoline Museums. In the photo: Harry Styles

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 October 11th:

Harry Styles is lit

The former One Direction teen-hearthrob released the single off his upcoming sophomore album ‘Light up.’ In a recent interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, the 25-year-old said this album was impacted by the psychedelics he was doing during the process of making the album.

“We’d do mushrooms, lie down on the grass, and listen to Paul McCartney’s ‘Ram’ in the sunshine,” he told the magazine. “We’d just turn the speakers into the yard.”

Can you hear the impact?

Who Doesn’t Love Sugar & Joy?!?

Prairie Juno Winners The Dead South are back with a new record titled ‘Sugar & Joy’. The groups musicianship shines once again and showcases their love of bluegrass and even Spaghetti Westerns. It’s the first time the four-piece wrote and recorded outside of their hometown of Regina. It’s not like anything on the radio today I promise:

01020225 isn’t just a number

The Foo Fighters released another addition to their series of numerically titled EP’s which showcases songs that were either released as bonus tracks or international singles. ‘01020225’ features a cover of The Psychedelic Furs “Sister Europe.” The band is currently working on a new studio album with the release date to be announced. Fun fact – on this day in music history in 1990 Dave Grohl performed for the first time in concert on drums with Nirvana.

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The Queen of Rap?

It has been 14 years since Lil’ Kim released a studio album. Think about it, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj and Post Malone wouldn’t release their first album for years after that. Well the pint size rapper is pack with her new album ‘9’.

“It’s a spiritual awakening number for me. Also, when I started out in Junior M.A.F.I.A. it was 9 members, my daughter was born June 9th, Biggie died March 9th, it is 2019. It’s a powerful number for me.”

Bonus Track: If you were in love with the boy band phase in the late 90’s early 2000’s you probably know of the British band BBMak. They had the hit song ‘Back Here.’ Now the trio is trying to get back on the music charts after a 16-year hiatus with their new album ‘Powerstation.’