New Music from H.E.R., Styx, Tom Morello, and Buckcherry

4 releases to keep an ear out for

From the LifeMinute.TV

June 18, 2021

H.E.R., an acronym that stands for Having Everything Revealed, is Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson. After her R&B breakout in 2016 with the EP H.E.R. Volume 1 on RCA, the California-bred artist followed it up with four more EPs. H.E.R. won two Grammys in 2017 and continued to gain recognition in 2020. In 2021, she won four Grammys including song of the year for "I Can't Breath." She also accepted an Oscar for Best Original Song for "Fight For You," featured in Judas and the Black Messiah. Now, her long-awaited first full-length debut Back of My Mind is available with a total of 21 tracks and no shortage of guest artists. Ty Dolla Sign, Lil Baby, and DJ Khaled are just a few of the musicians that H.E.R. brings along on her latest ride.

70s rock band Styx is back with their 17th album Crash of the Crown. Longtime fans should fear not. The signature classic rock sound they have come to know and love from Styx is still intact. Styx is a band that has learned to adapt and persevere throughout their lengthy career. Through the years, they have experimented with their sound and have had their fair share of lineup changes. The departure of original lead vocalist Dennis DeYoung and the departure and the eventual return of lead guitarist Tommy Shaw would have been enough to sink many other bands. Their album kicks off with "Fight For Our Lives" and rates right up there with some of the band’s best stuff from their peak years. Catch Styx on tour right now and through early next year to hear new tracks from Crash of the Crown along with all their classics.

Musician and provocateur Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, and The Nightwatchman has teamed up with electronic punk outfit The Bloody Beetroots for a seven-song EP called The Catastrophists. The record is executive-produced by Morello and produced by The Bloody Beetroots along with famed producer Carl Restivo. The serious subject matter is nothing new for Morello. The track "Radium Girls" tells the story of four young Illinois factory workers who were exposed to high amounts of radium-laced paint while making glow-in-the-dark watches. Their story and subsequent court case led to historic nationwide labor protection legislation. "'Radium Girls' is what happens when two punks go off to battle, each with his weapon of choice," said The Bloody Beetroots. The official music video was directed by Morello and is available to view on YouTube.

Hard rock band Buckcherry was formed in Anaheim, CA in 1995. Now, in 2021 the band is releasing their ninth full-length album Hellbound through Earache Records and Round Hill Records. "So Hott" is the first single from the new record and has an accompanying video. The band announced a North American tour to support the record, which starts this month and runs through November 2021. The album will be available in a variety of collectible colored vinyl imprints too. 

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