Mariah Carey Shows Us She's Not Just A Christmas Singer and Vulfpeck Gears Up For New Album And Drops Two Singles

‘Release Radar’ is a weekly roundup of artists who topped the charts, dropped new singles, or finally released that much anticipated album, just in case you missed it.

Vulfpeck: Darwin Derby, Single

Funk-rock group Vulfpeck has released two singles in two consecutive weeks. Lonely Town and Darwin Derby come as teasers for the new studio album Vulfpeck will be releasing on December, 7th. got the chance to see Vulfpeck light up the stage at Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival in August. The multi-talented members of Vulfpeck jive to their music as they bounce around from instrument to instrument. From saxophones and keyboards, to lead vocals and bass; the singer-songwriter-instrumentalists in this group know how to get a crowd grooving. Hill Climber, set to release on December, 7th, will be Vulfpeck’s eighth studio album.

Foster The People: Worst Nites, Single

Another group with funky instruments layered with lead vocals and pop-rock components, like Vulfpeck, is Foster The People. Releasing the single Worst Nites two weeks ago, Foster The People also released a video for the single last week. The song, and especially the video, features Foster’s classic catchy lyrics that encourage people to clown around and have a good time. Frontman and lead vocalist, Mark Foster, and his group aren’t slowing down with their music. Foster The People released a studio album just last year, and the release of Worst Nites is hinting at even more new music coming from the group in 2019.

Mariah Carey: Caution, Album

Mariah Carey reappears every year around this time to spread holiday cheer and conquer the charts with her never-gets-old rendition of All I Want For Christmas. This year, Carey released her fifteenth studio album titled Caution. The ten track album is Mariah’s first in four years. There aren’t any holiday songs on this album; Mariah reverts back to the soulful pop ballads that catapulted her to fame in the nineties. Carey worked with a range of producers, from Timbaland to Skrillex, who helped her album come to life and into 2018. The nineties are still alive for Mariah Carey, but the tracks on her new album feature less of Carey’s signature vocal range and more sultry singing over R&B beats.

Creed II: The Album

The hype around the movie Creed II starring Michael B Jordan has been gaining momentum over the last few months; especially since the star ascended upon ComplexCon to promote the film. Now, fans can get hyped for the movie before they see it by listening to Mike Will Made It’s Creed II soundtrack which was released. The tracklist is stacked with new verses and fresh melodies from heavy-hitters in the rap scene. Lil Wayne, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and A$AP Ferg and Rocky, Rick Ross, and SchoolBoy Q are just some of the names featured on the tracklist. This is the first time a movie soundtrack has been filled with never before heard collaborations that have the ability to transcend past the context of the movie and into playlists for any event from hitting the gym in the morning Creed-style to getting ready for a friday night out.

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Anderson .Paak: Oxnard, Album

In our Release Radar last week, we mentioned that Anderson .Paak had an album drop on the horizon. .Paak released his album, Oxnard, a few days ago and it definitely lives up to the hype.