Albums Still Scheduled For Release Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a giant wrench into the global music business, and not just for live concert events. With social distancing practices becoming more commonplace across the world, record labels find themselves navigating unchartered territory without the resources to produce music videos, prepare promo material, produce CD/vinyl and much more. Even streaming numbers, which were assumed to stay stable or even increase during this pandemic, have seen a decline.

 

Major albums from some of today’s biggest names like Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, HAIM and more have been put on hold in light of the COVID-19 threat, while Dua Lipa‘s ‘Future Nostalgia’ was released a week early despite the unforeseen future. It’s likely other albums that weren’t even on the calendar yet will see a release date shakeup too. Miley Cyrus, for example, recently confirmed that the Coronavirus upended her plans to release a new album during summer festival season.

 

 

 

It’s unclear how the next few months will play out in the music industry. While there are still many projects scheduled for their original release, it’s likely we’ll see a fair share postponed indefinitely. With that said, Pop Crave has assembled a comprehensive list of albums still set for release that will be updated regularly through April, May and possibly beyond:

 

 

Friday, April 17

 

dvsn – ‘A Muse In Her Feelings’

Fiona Apple – ‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters’

Incubus – ‘Trust Fall (Side B) (EP)

Rina Sawayama – ‘Sawayama’

RJD2 – ‘The Fun Ones’

 

 

Friday, April 24

 

AWOLNATION – ‘Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders’

Braids –  ‘Shadow Offering’ 

Lennon Stella – ‘Three. Two. One.’

The Used – ‘Heartwork’

 

 

Friday, May 1

 

Bleeker – ‘Self – Made’

Dixie Chicks – ‘Gaslighter’

Kenny Chesney – ‘Here and Now’

JoJo – ‘good to know’

 

 

Tuesday, May 5

 

Alina Baraz – ‘It Was Divine’

 

 

 

Friday, May 8

 

The Airborne Toxic Event – ‘Hollywood Park’

Norah Jones – ‘Pick Me Up off the Floor’

 

 

Friday, May 15

 

Bon Jovi – ‘Bon Jovi 2020’

Moses Sumney – Græ 

Paradise Lost – ‘Obsidian’

Perfume Genius – ‘Set My Heart on Fire Immediately’

Weezer – ‘Van Weezer’

 

Friday, May 22

 

Indigo Girls – ‘Look Long’

The 1975 – ‘Notes On a Conditional Form’

 

Friday, May 29

 

Alec Benjamin –  ‘These Two Windows’

The Killers – ‘Imploding the Mirage’

 

Which albums do you think will keep their original release date? Share your thoughts with us on Twitter at @PopCrave!
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