Music Monday – Albums I'm Looking Forward to in 2017 – Part 1

Arcade Fire This is an easy one! One of my favourite bands over the years, Arcade Fire’s last release was 2013’s Reflektor. They’re already booked for a series of festivals over the summer, and we could well have a new album from them in the first half of this year.

St. Vincent St. Vincent, or Annie Clark, last released her self-titled album back in 2014, and we haven’t heard much from her in 2016. In the past she’s released new music quite consistently every couple of years, so I’m hopeful we’re gonna hear some new music from the wonderfully quirky lady in 2017.

Anna of the North Anna of the North is part of the wave of stars that we’ve seen emerge from Scandinavia over the past few years. She was on a roll in 2016 with singles Baby and Us, so fingers crossed we may get a debut album in 2017.

The XX This one’s a certainty, but it’s still got me excited. The XX are back this year with their third album I See You, which comes out on January 13th. They just today uploaded the audio of a new track Say Something Loving, which just raised the excitement level that bit higher!

FKA Twigs Twigs’ last release was 2015’s EP M3LL155X (pronounced Melissa?), a short but sweet set of songs that picked up where her breakthrough album LP1 left off in 2014. However she had a busy 2016, working on new music and releasing the single Good to Love while performing a 7 day residency in Manchester and a new stage show Radiant Me2 in Moscow where she performed 3 new songs. Twigs rarely does things by the book, but 2017 could see a new album or at least new music in some capacity. Here’s hoping! Part two is coming next week, but in the mean time Tweet me and let me know what music you’re looking forward to this year. Happy listening!

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