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 November - including one that is set to be one of the biggest Irish releases of 2022.
FIRST AID KIT - ‘Palomino’ [November 4th]
They may have come to prominence with a cover of a Fleet Foxes song, but First Aid Kit have proven in subsequent years that they’re no one trick ponies. The Swedish sisters return with their fifth album and a new backing band in tow this Friday. It’s their first studio album since 2018.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - ‘Only the Strong Survive’ [November 11th]
The Boss is back. The New Jersey man returns with his 21st studio album this month, but if you’re expecting new material you may be disappointed. ‘Only the Strong Survive’ is an album of r&b and soul covers, featuring Springsteen’s take on the likes of ‘The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore’ and ‘What Becomes of the Broken Hearted’. You can bet he’ll put a new spin on any of those extensively-covered tracks, too.
LOUIS TOMLINSON - ‘Faith in the Future’ [November 11th]
One Direction who? It’s safe to say that the teenybopper boyband is a distant memory in the minds of most, particularly given the solo success of Harry Styles and Niall Horan. Their former bandmate will be hoping to follow in their footsteps with his second solo album - and if lead single ‘Bigger Than Me’ is anything to go by, there’s another collection of anthemic dance-pop tunes in store.
DERMOT KENNEDY - ‘Sonder’ [November 18th]
The release date for Irish megastar Dermot Kennedy’s second album has been pushed back from November 4th due to the UK postal strike. But what’s another two weeks when you’ve been waiting three years for a follow-up to ‘Without Fear’? Will ‘Sonder’ - a word that means “the realisation that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own” - live up to its predecessor, and massive songs like ‘Power Over Me’ and ‘Outnumbered’? We shall see.
STORMZY - ‘This is What I Mean’ [November 25th]
It’s hard to believe that Stormzy is still only on his third album, considering the impact and reach that the Londoner has had. Glasto headliner with just two records under his belt? Tick. ‘This is What I Mean’ saw the grime star decamp to the remote Osea Island to record, and has been described by him as an "intimate love letter to music". You can bet on there being a few bangers in there, too.