Music Shopping List: Little Big Town Returns With ‘The Breaker’
The new album by Little Big Town, The Breaker, is the biggest attraction from the final music shopping date in February 2017.
It’s here – the final music release date in the Month of February 2017! Recapping on last week, anticipated new efforts arrived from Alison Krauss (Windy City), Charlie Wilson (In It to Win It), and Jidenna (The Chief) among others. Also, there was one huge surprise – a new album from Future simply titled Future. This week, things are a shade quieter, though any time Little Big Town drops a new album (The Breaker), it’s “kind of a big deal.”
Little Big Town released an EP in late 2016. That EP, entitled Wanderlust, didn’t exactly go anywhere, nor appease traditional country fans. That said, “Girl Crush” from their previous album had its fair share of skeptics. Regardless, Little Big Town returns to form on their latest album, The Breaker, its first since Pain Killer (2014).
- Tracks: 12
- Singles: “Happy People,” “We Went to the Beach,” “Better Man” & “When Someone Stops Loving You”
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The last we heard from Prince Royce was back in 2015 with Double Vision. Royce returns with FIVE, featuring numerous guests – most notably Chris Brown, Zendaya, and Arturo Sandoval. Ahead of the album’s release, five singles were issued: “Culpa al Corazón,” “Dilema,” “La Carretera,” “Ganas Locas,” and “Moneda.”
- Tracks: 18 (DLX)
- Guests: Farruko, Chris Brown, Gerardo Ortíz, Zendaya, Gente de Zona & Arturo Sandoval
- Singles: “Culpa al Corazón,” “Dilema,” “La Carretera,” “Ganas Locas” & “Moneda”
The Shack is the highly-anticipated film based on a Christian novel by William Paul Young. Expectedly, the film arrives with a soundtrack that is star-studded, featuring songs from Tim McGraw & Faith Hill (“Keep Your Eyes on Me”), HILLSONG United (“Heaven Knows”), and Lecrae (“River of Jordan”) among others.
- Tracks: 14
- Featured Artists: Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Lecrae, Kelly Clarkson, etc.
- Singles: “When I Pray for You,” “Keep Your Eyes on Me,” “Heaven Knows,” “River of Jordan” & “Stars (The Shack Version)”
Thundercat (Stephen Bruner) drops his third studio album, Drunk. Drunk arrives nearly four years after Apocalypse (2013). Something notable about the album is promo single “Show You the Way,” which features Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins.
- Tracks: 23
- Guests: Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa & Pharrell
- Singles: “Bus in These Streets,” “Show You the Way,” “Friend Zone” & “Them Changes”
Also Released: Aaron Watson, Vaquero [BIG Label]; Hippo Campus, Landmark [Grand Jury Music]; Pouya & Fat Nick, Drop Out of School [Buffet Boys]; Oddisee, The Iceberg [Mello Music Group]; Rhiannon Giddens, Freedom Highway [Nonesuch]; Phil Perry, Breathless [Shanachie]; José James, Love in a Time of Madness [Blue Note]