By Erin Kamenic
UPPER BURRELL, Pa.—It seems that every summer, the radio plays the same few songs over and over again. Everyone starts to get sick of them, waiting for something new to come. The wait is over. This fall, tons of your favorite artists (and maybe some soon-to-be) are dropping new albums sure to be hits.
Pop girl group, Fifth Harmony, releases their debut full-length album, “Reflection,” on November 17. Already dropping two singles, “Them Girls Be Like” and girl-power-anthem, “BO$$,” this album seems to show a more mature side of the group than their previous EPs. Consisting of vocalists Camila Cabello, Normani Kordei Hamilton, Lauren Jauregui, Allyson Brooke Hernandez, and Dinah Jane Hansen, these girls are sure to make their mark on the pop music industry this year.
Taylor Swift’s fifth studio album, “1989” will be released on October 27. The single, entitled, “Shake It Off,” shows a more stereotypical-pop side of the singer, once known for her pop-country hits. This unexpected sound has drawn in new fans, possibly foreshadowing what the rest of the album will sound like.
British boy band, One Direction, drops their fourth album, “FOUR” on November 17. The group, consisting of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne rose to fame on Britain’s seventh season of the X Factor. “Steal My Girl,” the first single released from the album, gives off a pop-rock anthem vibe, similar to their previous work. This album is highly anticipated after their 2013 release of “Midnight Memories.” Surely this album follows in the suit of the group’s signature sound, hoping to please fans, both old and new.
Rixton, a British pop group who gained success from their YouTube channel in 2013, release their debut full-length album, “Let the Road,” on January 6, 2015. Perhaps the most well known already released song off of the album entitled, “Me and My Broken Heart,” features a catchy hook and chorus and a fun-to-dance-to beat. Other songs already available from this album are “Wait On Me,” “Appreciated,” “Hotel Ceiling,” and “We All Want the Same Thing.” This fun album will make you want to get up, sing, and dance along.
For those of you looking to get your Christmas fix already, electro-orchestral, Mannheim Steamroller, release their holiday album entitled, “30/40” on October 21. This album features covers of many holiday favorites, including, “Deck the Halls,” “We Three Kings,” “Greensleeves,” and “Auld Lang Syne.” Coming out almost two months before Christmas, this album will give you plenty of time to get into the spirit.
Look out this season for these albums and artists and don’t be afraid to give them a try. You never know who might be your next new favorite artist with their new album.