New music alert: two must hear albums coming out in November

Adele and Taylor Swift drop fall heartbreak albums this November

The album covers for Adele’s album 30, and Taylor Swift’s Red(Taylors Version)

"Easy on Me" music video

     Are you ready for it to Begin Again

     Taylor Swift and Adele are sending fans Rolling in the Deep with anticipation for two new albums coming out this November. 

     British superstar Adele will be releasing a brand new album titled “30” on Nov. 19. In the six years since her last album, “25”, came out Adele has been through the throes of a difficult marriage and divorce with ex-husband Simon Konecki. The two have a 9-year-old son together.

     “My son has had a lot of questions. Really good questions, really innocent questions, that I just don’t have an answer for … (like) why can’t you still live together?… I just felt like I wanted to explain to him, through this record, when he’s in his 20s or 30s, who I am and why I voluntarily chose to dismantle his entire life in the pursuit of my own happiness,” Adele said in an interview with Variety Magazine “It made him really unhappy sometimes. And that’s a real wound for me that I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to heal.” 

     Adele wants to be able to explain why she evoked such pain into her son’s life in the best way she knows how- through song.

     30’s lead single “Easy On Me” was released on Oct. 14 with its music video that is linked below. The rest of the album will be available on Nov. 19 and is available for pre-download on Apple Music and Spotify

     Other news in the music industry concerns one of its biggest stars. 

     Taylor Swift will be releasing her second re-recorded album “Red (Taylors Version)” on Friday, Nov. 12. 

     The album will feature the 30 songs that were intended for the original Red album. Including 10 songs from “the vault” that have never been heard before.

     Generally, re-recording an album isn’t something traditionally done in the music industry. But when it comes to an artist who has a fan base as big as Taylor Swift’s, it is something that can be done with much success. As proved by her first re-recorded album Fearless (Taylors Version) which had over 50 million global streams, and a No. 1 spot on the charts for over 11 weeks. 

     Swift is using her re-records “to improve upon older songs”, but also as a strategic business move in an attempt to undermine the man who now owns her first five, Scooter Braun.

     “Scooter has stripped me of my life’s work, that I wasn’t given an opportunity to buy. Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it. For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work. Instead, I was given an opportunity to sign back up to Big Machine Records and ‘earn’ one album back at a time, one for every new one I turned in,” Swift said in a blog post in November 2019.

     In 2019 Big Machine Records sold the “masters”, or rights to Taylors first-five albums to Scooter Braun, who has since put serious restrictions on Swift and her ability to profit off of her own work. 

     Since writing this post, and the expiration of the masters, Swift has made the commitment to re-record her first five albums- Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989, and Reputation. 

     With less than a week till its release, and still no lead single insight, fans have been on the edge of their seats waiting for Swift to drop something.

     There is a lot of speculation about Swift putting out the single a day early when she appears as a guest star on The Jimmy Fallon Show on Nov. 11. But fans are dying with anticipation.

     Adele and Taylor Swift are both highly successful artists, and these fall-themed heartbreak albums are projected to only increase their popularity. 

     Red (Taylors Version), and 30 are both available for download on Apple Music and Spotify and will be available Nov. 12,  and Nov. 19.