New Music Friday: Deftones, Fleet Foxes, + More
Friday, September 25 is a great day for new music from alternative artists.
New Music Friday is my favorite day because who doesn't love new music. This Friday, September 25, we have a lot to celebrate. Deftones, Fleet Foxes, Royal Blood, and Mayday Parade have all dropped new music.
Deftones released their ninth album title Ohms. This album has been highly anticipated all summer as the band blacked out their website to say nothing but 9.25.2020 to tease. Deftones dropped a single from the album, Genesis, last Friday. According to the L.A. Times, lead singer Chino Moreno barely saw anyone as he was laying down vocal tracks for the album, as this was during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The album was intended to be about isolation and the band feared it could be too much, but as the pandemic destroyed the concert industry, it speaks to so many people feeling alone right now. Deftones also launched their "Adopt a Dot" program, where you can adopt one of the many dots that compose the artwork for the new album and upload your picture to be the dot. The money from the program benefits the UC Davis Children's Hospital and Live Nation's Crew Nation global relief fund.
Fleet Foxes also released a new album today titled Shore. While Fleet Foxes is arguably more indie than alternative, they still are in the same pool. NME says the album "Fleet Foxes fans were hoping for after the sheer brilliance of the first two albums." According to Pitchfork, the album focuses on gratefulness, which is something singer-songwriter Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes has dealt with a lot recently.
Royal Blood and Mayday Parade both released new songs today. Royal Blood released their song titled Trouble's Coming. This is ahead of their upcoming album that will be released in 2021. It's unclear when exactly the album will be released. Mayday Parade released a song titled Lighten Up, Kid, and announced that their new album, Out of Here will be released October 16.