SOUND JUDGE­MENT

WHICH AL­BUMS YOU SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR IN 2019

Ruislip & Eastcote & Northwood Gazette - - Sound Out -

DIDO

HAS it re­ally been five years since Dido re­leased mu­sic? It re­ally has, but some­how it feels longer.

The singer, who had her break­through with de­but No An­gel nearly 20 years ago, is back with her fifth al­bum Still On My Mind in March.

Fans will no doubt be hop­ing for the cal­i­bre of songs from her ear­lier days, such as White Flag, Thank You and Here With Me. Dido recorded the al­bum in the UK and it is a con­tin­u­a­tion of her long-stand­ing pro­fes­sional ca­reer with her brother and Faith­less founder Rollo.

AVRIL LAV­I­GNE

AN­OTHER beloved early-noughties mu­sic icon is also mark­ing her re­turn to mu­sic this year: Avril Lav­i­gne is drop­ping her sixth record Head Above Wa­ter in Fe­bru­ary.

The Cana­dian su­per­star has long moved on from her Sk8er Boi days, and in its place is a new, grown-up ver­sion of this punk-pop vo­cal­ist.

She has promised an open and hon­est col­lec­tion in this, her first al­bum in half a decade fol­low­ing her self-ti­tled 2013 re­lease.

CHILD­ISH GAM­BINO

MU­SIC fans have waited al­most too long for a new al­bum from Don­ald Glover, aka Child­ish Gam­bino.

The Amer­i­can ac­tor, rap­per, record pro­ducer, writer and co­me­dian has been teas­ing fans with a fol­low-up to his 2016 record Awaken, My Love! with a num­ber of sin­gles and EP re­leases, no­tably hit po­lit­i­cal track This Is Amer­ica, and the Sum­mer Pack EP in July, but an al­bum has yet to ma­te­ri­alise. While there has been no of­fi­cial men­tion of a re­lease date, the record is eas­ily one of the most highly-an­tic­i­pated among hip-hop fans in 2019.

MADONNA

MADONNA is set to make an epic come­back at some point this year with her 14th stu­dio al­bum, which will re­port­edly be in­spired by Por­tuguese fado mu­sic.

She is work­ing with long-stand­ing col­lab­o­ra­tor, French record pro­ducer Mir­wais on her new stuff, af­ter work­ing with him on a num­ber of al­bums. Watch this space, folks: the queen is back. Soon.

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