What new tunes do we have to look forward to this fall? Let's see... There's a One Direction album that might be its last (history tells us that boy bands who take a "hiatus" rarely return), as well as potential breakthroughs from Demi Lovato and Ellie Goulding (both records feature Max Martin songs that could push the singers to the next level of pop stardom). Selena Gomez drops her sexy, grown-up new album in October. After many years outside the spotlight, Janet Jackson and TLC are both back. And we may finally get long-awaited new material from Frank Ocean, Kanye West, and Rihanna. In what is apparently good news to a large number of people out there, Justin Bieber will also release a album. Yay?
Indie and underground artists including Peaches, Grimes, Tink, M.I.A., and Alessia Cara have also been busy in the recording studio, as have Lana Del Rey and Drake. Click through for a preview of all the big releases coming this fall. Your headphones are about to get a major refresher.
Editor's Note: Refinery29 is turning 10! To celebrate our milestone birthday, we're throwing a fabulous party and we're calling it 29Rooms. The immersive, interactive, and socially-driven event takes place in Brooklyn during New York Fashion Week, from September 10 – 12, and will feature — yes! — 29 rooms, each designed to reflect a different theme. Saint Heron, the artist collective working under Solange Knowles' Saint Records, will be curating our Sounds in the Clouds space, selecting all the cutting-edge new music you'll listen to as you make your way through the room. There will even be suspended clouds. See you there!