The summer kicked off with hot album releases from Janelle Monae, Kelly Clarkson, Kim Petras, Kesha, Ed Sheeran, Stray Kids, Niall Horan, Jenny Lewis, Aespa and Foo Fighters.

We’ve already been blessed with music from huge stars, but buckle up because Taylor Swift, Rita Ora, Post Malone, K-pop group EXO and more have albums coming. Check out these songs of summer.

July 7

PJ Harvey, I Inside the Old Year Dying 

I Inside the Old Year Dying is Polly Jean’s 10th studio album – her first in seven years. The English singer-songwriter released her last album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, in 2016. She has two singles out from her new album, A Child’s Question, August and I Inside the Old I Dying. She said, “After many years of work I am very happy to release this collection of new songs. It was a difficult album to make and took time to find its strongest form, but it has finally become all I hoped for it to be.”

Taylor Swift, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)


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TayTay’s Midnight is not even a year old, and the unstoppable pop icon is giving us her next re-recorded album, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), this month. She released her first two re-recordings – Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version) – in 2021. As always, Ms. Swift is bringing songs out of the vault and will collaborate with other stars – this time Paramore’s Hayley Williams and Fall Out Boy.

July 10

EXO, Exist

K-pop stars EXO are releasing their 7th studio album – their first full-length album since 2019’s Obsession – on July 10. The group, who were formed by SM Entertainment in 2011, released the album’s first single, “Let Me In,” earlier in June.

July 14

Rita Ora, You and I

Singer/actress and Mrs. Taika Waititi Rita Ora is back with her third studio album, You and I. The English pop star released the first single off the album, Praising You, featuring Fatboy Slim, in April. The song is a re-worked version of Fatboy Slim’s popular 1999 song Praise You.

July 21

Blur, The Ballad of Darren


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Blur is back with their first new album in eight years, since 2015’s The Magic Whip. They released the first single from the album, The Narcissist, in mid-May. The Brit-pop band, led by Damon Albarn, also of The Gorillaz, is currently touring Europe.

Barbie The Album


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Barbie the Album will feature Dua Lipa, Karol G, Lizzo, Ava Max, Charli XCX, Dominic Fike, Fifty Fifty, Gayle, Haim, Ice Spice, Kali, Khalid, Nicki Minaj, Pink Pantheress, Tame Impala and The Kid Laroi. It will also include a song by Ken (Ryan Gosling). Dua Lipa’s Dance the Night was the first song released from the album, followed by Karol G’s Watati and Pink Partheress’s Angel. Barbie the Album, out the same day as the film, will be available on hot pink vinyl and cassette, in addition to streaming apps.

Greta Van Fleet, Starcatcher


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Greta van Fleet’s third album, Starcatcher, will be out this month. The Rock band’s first single off the album, Meeting The Master, dropped in April. They are heading out on a world tour in support of the album later this month, but sadly not stopping in Florida.

July 28

Post Malone, Austin 


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Posty is back with his fifth studio album and a new tour. Titled Austin, after his birth name – Austin Richard Post – the new dad released the album’s first single, Chemical, in April, and second single, Mourning, in May. Malone is starting the North American leg of his If Y’all Weren’t Here, I’d Be Crying tour this month, with stops in West Palm Beach (July 31) and Tampa (Aug. 1).