Fall albums boast massive selection

Aside from the recurring Halloween music this October, students can look forward to new albums set to release throughout the month.

Numerous students and music fans anticipate their favorite artist’s new releases, including Jonathan Logerstedt, junior graphic design major, who said he looks forward to Grimes’ new goth-electronic album. The artist plans to surprise her fans with the
next Grimes studio album releasing on an unknown day this October.

Logerstedt said he enjoys listening to Grimes because the artist seems to avoid a particular musical genre.

“I like artists who don’t subscribe to a single style, but approach music experimentally,” Logerstedt said.

Not all people listen to an artist for the sole purpose of listening to a specific genre. Claire Boucher adopted the  on-stage persona of Grimes in 2009 when she left college to perform live shows and sign to 4AD records.

Ashley Huckaby, sophomore psychology major, said she admires and supports musicians like Demi Lovato, who bring recognition to issues they have experienced and take a stand for what they believe in.

Lovato, a pop artist is releasing her fifth album. “Confident” Oct. 16.

“I like her because she was helping self-harm awareness and her songs seemed very real,” Huckaby said.

Lovato first appeared in “Barney & Friends” in 2002, as her acting career eventually gave rise to her exploration ofpop music. Her first full-length record, “Don’t Forget,” was released six years after in 2008.

Carrie Underwood, country singer and songwriter, is releasing her fifth album, “Storyteller,” on Oct. 23.

“She is openly a believer and sticks to her beliefs,” Huckaby said. “Her voice is so amazing and I am excited to hear her new album.”

Underwood was the winner of the fourth season of “American Idol,” helping her break out in fame while still embracing her convictions as a Christian voice performing in the arts.

Katie Liddell, senior kinesiology major, said she has followed the band City and Colour for years.

“I just love their sound and the relaxing vibe they give off,” Liddell said. “I have their CD on repeat in my car.”

Liddell says she looks forward to City and Colour’s album, “If I Should Go Before You,” set to release Oct. 9.

City and Colour, also known as Dallas Green, is a singer-songrwriter hailing from Canada. He began writing songs when he was 14, making them free for download shortly after they were recorded and eventually rising to stardom.

Another album Liddell said she anticipates is JR JR’s new, self-titled album, “JR JR” by Warner Bros Records, released Sept. 25.

“JR JR has such an interesting sound to them,” Liddell said. “I love the variety of different instruments and sounds that they use.”

JR JR, was previously known as known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. before switching up the band name, the members continued with founding band members Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott for the new album and band.

This fall has other releases from artists such as: Blitzen Trapper’s “All Across This Land,” “Collective Soul’s “See What You Started By Continuing” on Oct. 2, Toby Keith’s “35 MPH Town” Oct. 9, Deerhunter’s “Fading Frontier” Oct. 16 and Neon Indian’s “VEGA INTL. Night School” also being released Oct. 16.

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