The Collegio Fall Music Preview
Carl J. Bachus | Collegio Writer
Click on the highlighted songs for a listen!
A Fine Frenzy (available Oct. 9)
Following two critically acclaimed indie-pop albums, Alison Sudol, better known as A Fine Frenzy, is releasing “Pines,” her third studio effort. Accompanied by an animated short and a companion book, “Pines” was crafted as an ode to nature, and it is a response to the fast-paced lifestyle of the 21st century. “Sometimes I feel like the world has been strapped onto the back of a giant rocket,” said Sudol in a press release. “It’s hurtling us into the unknown at a pace we’re not entirely equipped to deal with.” The album will include the summer hit “Now Is The Start.”
Taylor Swift (available Oct. 29)
Taylor Swift returns with “Red,” the follow-up to her successful 2010 effort “Speak Now.” The album is produced by Jeff Bhasker (Beyonce, Fun.) and Shellback (Pink, Maroon 5.) It reportedly contains themes of heartbreak and self-acceptance. “All the different emotions that are written about on this album are all pretty much about the kind of tumultuous, crazy, insane, intense, semi-toxic relationships that I’ve experienced in the last two years,” Swift said of her fourth studio album. “Red” contains the annoyingly infectious “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
Calvin Harris (available Oct. 29)
Hot on the heels of his three successful summer singles, Scottish DJ Calvin Harris is releasing his third studio album, “18 Months.” The LP features the hits “We Found Love” and “Sweet Nothing,” featuring Rihanna and Florence + the Machine respectively, as well as his solo hit “Feel So Close.” The album will also feature appearances by singers Kelis, Ellie Goulding and Ne-Yo.
Koi No Yokan
Deftones (available Nov. 15)
The alternative metal band Deftones plans to follow their commercially successful 2010 effort “Diamond Eyes,” with a much more congruous sound in it’s seventh studio album. “Our records were starting to get pieced together versus really being created together,” said frontman Chino Moreno. “So for us it was a chance to get back to basics.” Click here to hear the single, “Leathers.”
Ke$ha (available Nov. 30)
Known for her electro-pop party anthems, Ke$ha refuses to be confined to a singular genre and plans to prove it with her sophomore album, “Warrior.” “I feel like I don’t necessarily agree, but people say that rock ‘n’ roll is dead,” Ke$ha said. “It is my mission and my goal to resurrect it in the form of my pop music.” The 12-track LP, which includes the current single “Die Young,” promises to contain classic rock influences, like that of Iggy Pop, who features on the track “Dirty Love.” Click here to hear the single, “Die Young.”