As September comes to a close in its final week, artists across all genres are ringing in October with brand new singles, notable collaborations, and even debut albums. Indie-pop darling Holly Humberstone is back with her latest single ahead of her forthcoming debut album, while the always iconic Dolly Parton released a version of a 4 Non-Blondes hit track featuring Linda Perry herself. Breakout singer-songwriter Stephen Sanchez’s debut album is finally here, and SZA unveils yet another stunning collaboration, this time on Jean Dawson’s latest track. Add these tracks and more to your September playlist while you still can!
Holly Humberstone, “Into Your Room”
Holly Humberstone’s latest track from her highly-anticipated upcoming debut album Paint My Bedroom Black is finally here – “Into Your Room” was produced by longtime collaborator Rob Milton and Ethan Gruska (Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple) and is the perfect way to tide fans over until her full project arrives on Oct. 13. The track, with Humberstone’s always introspective writing style, delves into her guilt resulting from not being present in her relationship.
Dolly Parton & Linda Perry, “What’s Up?”
Global icon Dolly Parton’s latest track on her upcoming Rock n’ Roll album Rockstar is a rendition of the 4 Non-Blondes’ hit “What’s Up?” featuring none other than the original track’s writer and lead singer Linda Perry. Dolly’s signature angelic aura adds an uplifting and hopeful message to the song about the pressures of the world around us that listeners need more than ever.
Stephen Sanchez, “Angel Face”
Multi-platinum emerging artist Stephen Sanchez’s debut album Angel Face has been highly anticipated and with good reason. The project includes Sanchez’s RIAA 3x Platinum Certified hit “Until I Found You,” along with cinematic music videos for singles “Death Of The Troubadour” and “High.” The 13-track album full of 50s and 60s-inspired love songs is a masterclass in a recipe for a successful first full-length project.
Jean Dawson & SZA, “NO SZNS”
SZA has recently collaborated with a star-studded list consisting of huge names like Drake, Travis Scott, and Justin Bieber. Now, enter in emerging artist Jean Dawson – a rising star whose collaboration with SZA, one of the biggest names in music, is a testament to his raw talent. The pair’s vocals blend together harmoniously on the stunning track, making it a must listen for fans of both artists.
Kimberly Perry, “Fool’s Gold”
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kimberly Perry (formerly of The Band Perry) is back with her newest single “Fool’s Gold” – the track will be included on Superbloom, an extended version of her highly-celebrated summer EP Bloom, out on Oct 27. The upbeat, cautionary track combines her intricate lyricism and captivating vocals – “Be careful what you’re hitching up your wagon to, your wheels might end up spinning out from under you.”