Two Classic Acts Release New Albums, Plus New Music From Up-And-Coming Indie Artists

This week in April Reviews The Music News…

One of the biggest bands of the past forty years released a new album, U2. Named Songs of Experience the album contains seventeen fresh tracks, and is a follow-up from their 2014 project called Songs of Innocence. The tracks are meant as letters from Bono, the band’s lead singer, to his family and friends. Both lead singles from the album, You’re the Best Thing About Me and Get Out of Your Own Way, have been received much better than their last few albums. So if you’re a big U2 fan, chances are you might like their latest music!

Speaking of classic acts, Van Morrison also released new music. Although most tracks are covers, there are six new originals included. The covers themselves range from reworkings of Chet Faker, to Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole. Named Versatile, it certainly shows how experienced the recently knighted singer is.

In Indie Music News…

View, an artist from Finland, released his latest album entitled Listen on the 17th of December. The singer has overcome addiction and struggled with depression, making his music real and heartfelt. Leave A Comment already has a great single to hold it together entitled Do It Again. So if you’re intrigued, check out his Facebook and Instagram or listen to View’s new release here.

R.E.L. dropped a new video for her single Consciousness. It comes from the album Evoca-Pop which expresses R.E.L.’s desire to evoke pure, untamed emotion from popular music. Her music has been described as indie dream pop, with hints of alternative, R&B and electro soul. With one million streams on Spotify, she’s certainly worth a listen. You can check out her Website, Facebook and Twitter.

Lastly, Parisian artist Somehow released Hidden Memories. Consisting of indie, Lo-fi pop, Erwan Pépiot brings a decidedly fresh take on the European pop industry. You can see for yourself by checking out his Facebook and Twitter. For more samples of his music, visit his Bandcamp.


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