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New Music Friday: Check Out Albums From Andrea Bocelli, Jeremih And Ty Dolla $ign, And The Struts

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October 26, 2018

This week an amazing voice invites friends and family along, and two of R&B's best debut a batch of bangers. Also a deluxe edition from one of country music's biggest stars, sophomore swagger from one of our favorites glam bands, and the return of a group that help define a decade. These are the highlights from this week's New Music Friday.

Andrea Bocelli - Si

While he may never find himself on TMZ or in heavy rotation on your favorite radio station, Andrea Bocelli is still regarded as one of the world’s greatest singers. And for the 60-year-old Italian icon’s latest album, his first collection of new music in 14 years, he’s gone pop… sort of. “Perfect Symphony” with Ed Sheeran isn’t on Si, but the track “Amo Soltanto Te,” co-written by Sheeran is, as well as a duet with Dua Lipa called “If Only” and a Josh Groban collaboration titled “We Will Meet Once Again.” But what’s attracting the most attention from the new album is Bocelli’s beautiful duet with his 20 year-old son, “Ven a Mi” (“Fall On Me”). It’s a track that the Bocelli singers call a celebration of family. - Kyle McCann

Jeremih and Ty Dolla $ign - MIH-TY

Jeremih and Ty Dolla $ign teamed up to created MihTy last year, originally teasing the album almost a full year ago. After pushing back their initial release plans, the duo of sultry hook masters finally dropped the highly-anticipated MIH-TY. The LP features 11 laid-back R&B jams that span from the nostalgic “The Light” to the infectious “Take Your Time,” delivering on their promise of an album full of back-to-back bangers. - Tiana Timmerberg

Boy George and Culture Club - Life

Boy George and Culture Club’s new album is giving us Life on this New Music Friday. The project features 11 tracks and is the first collection of music to be unveiled by the British group in nearly two decades, and since signing with BMG. Boy George and Culture Club made their return with the lead single, “Let Somebody Love You” earlier this year. The universally loved and pop culture icons reunited in 2014 and have since embarked on several worldwide sell-out tours. Life has something for everyone and continues to showcase frontman Boy George’s unique vocals. Each of the new songs continues to  display the all-around creative songwriting from Boy George and Culture Club. - Lauren Hoffman

The Struts - YOUNG&DANGEROUS

It’s hard to believe it’s been more than four years since The Struts first burst onto the scene with their debut album, Everybody Wants. But the wait is over for fans who have been wondering what act two would sound like. The 13 tracks on YOUNG&DANGEROUS reveal the same classic and glam rock influences, but the songs are more polished after years on the road, while remaining short, catchy and energetic. And have no fear, the Rs are still rolling off the tongue of charismatic frontman Luke Spiller. “Body Talks” is the obvious hit on the album with an intro reminiscent of “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” by Jet. The last track on the album is an alternate version of the song featuring Kesha. The Struts have tried ballads before, but “Somebody New” is their best effort yet. It’s emotional, while still working as the kind of singalong fans are used to. - Bob Diehl

Kelsea Ballerini- Unapologetically (Deluxe Edition)

Kelsea Ballerini has Unapologetically released a deluxe edition of her sophomore album. The 2018 CMA Awards Female Vocalist of the Year nominee has introduced four new tracks on the project including the third single, “Miss Me More.” The country singer is the voice behind a new crossover collaboration produced by The Chainsmokers titled “The Feeling” which is also included on the track list. Aside from Unapologetically deluxe, the 25-year-old is set to release her fan-favorite tune, “We Were Like,” October 29 as well. - Lauren Hoffman

Also out this week is new music from Robyn, Blackberry Smoke, and Thom Yorke’s soundtrack to Suspiria.