Are you bored with your current playlists? Looking for something new to check out this month? We’re here to help. 

Below, you’ll find five of the biggest albums set for release in July - including one that is set to be one of the biggest of 2022, hands down.

INTERPOL - ‘The Other Side of Make-Believe’ [July 15th]

The New York trio return with their seventh album and by all accounts, it sees them changing things up: less grimy undercurrent, more 'pastoral longing and newfound grace', which ought to be interesting. The band were forced to write alone because of Covid, and it sounds like it may have forced them into new creative spaces - a first after 25 years together. Always a band worth listening to.


LIZZO - ‘Special’ [July 15th]

She’s baaaack… with her long-awaited fourth album and the follow-up to her breakthrough record, 2019’s ‘Cuz I Love You’. The hip-pop star’s newest creation has already been hit with controversy, after she came in for criticism for using an ‘ableist slur’ on the single ‘Grrrls’ (which she later re-released with new wording.) Other tracks on the album include lead single ‘About Damn Time’, ‘I Love You Bitch’, ‘Everybody’s Gay’ and the intriguingly-titled ‘Coldplay’.


MABEL - ‘About Last Night…’ [July 15th]

Mabel has well and truly stepped out of the shadow of her famous mum Neneh Cherry and is now a pop star in her own right, thanks to bangers like ‘Don’t Call Me Up’ and ‘Boyfriend’. Her second album features the recent single ‘Let Them Know’ and also sees the young Swedish-English singer collaborating with artists including DJ Jax Jones, dance duo Galantis and rappers Lil Tecca and 24kGoldn.


JACK WHITE - ‘Entering Heaven Alive’ [July 22nd]

Thought you’d had your fill of Jack White solo albums this year? Well, you’d be forgiven for thinking so, considering he only released ‘Fear of the Dawn’ in April. However, the presumed fruits of his Covid-enforced labour have sprung forth in the shape of another record, ‘Entering Heaven Alive’, which is his fifth solo album - and like its predecessor, saw White playing on and recording much of the record himself.


BEYONCE - ‘Renaissance’ [July 29th]

Here it is: one of the biggest albums of the year. Beyonce fans have been waiting six long years for the follow-up to ‘Lemonade’, and although she has been ‘away’, she has still maintained her presence on the music scene. If the first track from ‘Renaissance’ is anything to go by (the Robin S-sampling, house music-infused ‘Break My Soul’) is anything to go by, we’re in for something pretty special - or at least, something different. Rumours suggest that songwriters including Ryan Tedder and Raphael Saadiq have been involved, while those who have heard it have mentioned everything from 1980s ‘excess’ to 1990s garage and South African pop music. We can’t wait to hear it.