September marks the month for the release of highly anticipated music by some of the biggest names in the industry. Here is a look at eight album releases you don’t want to miss:
“The Book of Souls” will be Iron Maiden’s first album release in five years. “The Book of Souls” will feature two discs that are expected to bring back a nostalgic ’80s heavy metal sound.
2. Sept. 11: Leona Lewis’ “I Am”
British singer-songwriter and “The X Factor” 2006 winner Leona Lewis will bring a contemporary pop sound in her fifth studio album, “I Am.”
“That’s the Spirit” is British-rock band Bring Me The Horizon’s fifth studio album. Contrary to previous albums by Bring Me The Horizon, which featured punk rock music, “That’s the Spirit” will bring listeners an indie-inspired alternative rock sound.
Lana Del Rey’s third major-label release, “Honeymoon,” will provide listeners with a 1950s vibe infused with a soft grunge sound. The album features Del Rey’s new single, “High By The Beach,” and the emotional ballad “Honeymoon.”
“Rattle That Lock” will be David Gilmour’s first solo-album release since officially parting with Pink Floyd in 2014. Gilmour’s album is sure to bring listeners a unique psychedelic sound reminiscent of the classic music by Pink Floyd.
Pennsylvania rapper Mac Miller will release his first album as a major-label artist. “GO:OD A.M.” will feature Miller’s new single, “100 Grandkids.” Miller’s tour will begin shortly after the release of “GO:OD A.M.”
“American Idol” 2008 winner David Cook will bring an alternative rock sound in the release of his fourth studio album, “Digital Vein.”
Swedish D.J. Avicci is expected to provide more “folktronica” music in his second studio album, “Stories.” “Stories” will feature “Waiting For Love” and “Pure Grinding/ For A Better Day,” two of Avicii’s singles that became instant hits over the summer.
Collegian Reporter Randi Mattox can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @randi_mattox.