By Michael Cerio
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From behind the Pope fence on a Friday afternoon, the streets of Philadelphia look like a ghost town. It’s Resident Evil with better lighting and more restaurant options. However, the outside world seems to continue spinning, and with that there is another batch of music released today.
While we are waiting for the invasion, and recovering from Madonna, there just hasn’t been time to listen quite like I want to. I’m still cramming to learn the official Pope hymn.
Eventually though the box will be open and we’ll return to normal in Philadelphia, so keep these new releases in mind for the future.
First up there’s Smith. Sam Smith. Today the British singer released his much anticipated (and wagered upon) Bond theme “Writing’s On The Wall”. The result is the kind of orchestral epic you would expect from a Bond film, paired with the dynamic voice of Smith.READ MORE: Flyers Tie Franchise Record With 12th Straight Loss
Also today is the official release of the amped up dancefloor groove “BURNITUP!” from Janet Jackson, featuring Missy Elliot. It’s the most promising look yet at her upcoming Unbreakable. You can catch Jackson in February when she comes to the Wells Fargo Center.
The most surprising single of the day though belongs to ELO’s Jeff Lynne and “When I Was A Boy.” The song is the first new music out of ELO we’ve heard in a while, and Lynn impressively picks up right where he left off. A new album titled Alone In The Universe drops in November.
When Drake and Future unveiled a surprise collaboration album and Ryan Adams delivered on his promise to release a complete album cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 on Monday, it seemed greedy to hope for any more albums this week, but here we are staring at new releases from CHVRCHES, Disclosure, and Philadelphia’s Kurt Vile.
For CHVRCHES, their sophomore release Every Open Eye delivers another set of electronic impassioned pleas like the ones that helped them break out in 2013. Disclosure, the one’s that introduced us to Sam Smith in the first place, return with Caracal featuring Smith, Miguel, The Weeknd, and Lorde.
That leads us to the unofficial king of Fishtown, Kurt Vile. The singer broke out of Philadelphia’s The War On Drugs, as critics couldn’t stop gushing over 2013’s Wakin On A Pretty Daze. Today he releases his 6th album b’lieve i’m goin down, featuring the infectious “Pretty Pimpin”.MORE NEWS: Gino's Ristorante & Pizzeria Reopens Amid Hepatitis A Investigation That's Linked To 10 Cases, 3 Deaths
When the dust clears and the roads reopen, there’s plenty to enjoy. Your ears deserve it. This article has ended, go in peace.