There's three releases I'm excited for this month and they're all stellar.
This album already came out. Eighties icon, Cyndi Lauper is back with her first... country album. Ever since her hey day, Cyndi has experimented with all different styles of music. The alt-rock of the nineties, jazz, and modern electronica. She's back with an eclectic set of hits that would light up country radio if they weren't set on being sexist and ageist bigots.
The eleventh studio album features a slew of iconic covers including hits by legend Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton. See her reworking of Best Little Whorehouse classic “Hard Candy Christmas”. Guest musicians range from Jewel, Alison Kraus, Vince Gil, and Willie Nelson.
Surprise of all surprise. I've never been a Goo Goo Dolls fan. I knew the name. I appreciate them from a distance as the epitome of the 90s. Of course I knew the hits. All the one word wonders, “Slide”, “Name”, and “Iris”. Then, by chance I heard their lead single “So Alive”. It's anthemetic. It's wonderful and it's unlikely to overtake the charts, but it should be given the chance.
This album hasn't come out... yet. But, I have high hopes and expectations. This is the third album from the Nickeldon star. It's safe to say she's safely made her way out of the grips of “child star”. The second lead single “Dangerous Woman” is a jazzy return to top 40. There's a slew of guest stars, much like 2014's My Everything.
We've got Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne and Macy Gray. A line up of A-listers. It's sure to be a solid hour of well performed manufactured pop. Personally, I'm excited. The little girl with the biggest voice on radio is here to murder us.