The Belligerents, Michael Bublé + more, our favourite records of the week
25.03.2022

The Belligerents, Michael Bublé + more, our favourite records of the week

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Words by Mixdown Staff

Michael Bublé returns, The Belligerents find another way of living, and Denzel Curry turns a corner

This week Michael Buble returns with Higher, The Belligerents end a five-year run since their debut, and Denzel Curry drops music he says he hasn’t been able to do before.

This week’s top picks:

  • Michael Buble – Higher
  • The Belligerents –  Another Way of Living
  • Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future

Read all the latest music news here.

Michael Bublé – Higher

Produced by Greg Wells and Bob Rock along with Alan Chang, Jason ‘Spicy G’ Goldman and Sir Paul McCartney, HIGHER is Bublé’s first studio album in three years and follows his hugely successful sold out two-year global “An Evening With Michael Bublé Tour” as well as the 10th year of the massive success of his classic Christmas album.  

Standouts on the new album include a magical duet with Willie Nelson of his song ‘Crazy,’ a Bublé heartfelt version of the Sir Paul McCartney penned song ‘My Valentine’ (produced by McCartney), the Bob Dylan classic ‘Make You Feel My Love,’ and three Bublé penned originals including the new single “I’ll Never Not Love You.” 

This time out, I opened myself up completely to trying new things,” Bublé said. “I dug deeper while working and surrounding myself with the greatest music makers on the planet with gigantic imaginations. I have never been more excited after completing an album.”

The Belligerents – Another Way of Living

The band released ‘Emily’ in October 2021, which was their first release in four years, after taking a break to explore a multitude of other pursuits and spread across the country.

The new music is ready for the dancefloor, it’s reminiscent of the ‘Madchester’ psychedelic influenced indie dance scene of the late 80s/early 90s, with modern twists and turns.

 ‘9 Times Out Of 10’ sees The Belligerents give us their most brooding and visceral output yet. Produced by band members Lewis Stephenson and ARIA Award winning Konstantin Kersting, the propulsive single soars to new heights and signals an exciting new sonic direction for the band.

Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future

The end of 2021 marked the end of an era – the ending of Denzel’s characters and alter egos. 

Describing his upcoming album Melt My Eyez See Your Future, he says: “I like traditional hip hop, I like drum and bass, I like trap, I like poetry, so a lot of that is going to be interwoven in this album including jazz and a lot of genres that I came up on as a kid and just being in my parents’ house. 

“This album is made up of everything that I couldn’t give you on TA13OO or Imperial because I was going through depression and anger issues.”