Lily Allen has confirmed that her new album will be called Sheezus, it will be out later this year.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, James Blake has confirmed that he and Kanye West have been talking about collaborating on music together. Blake said it could happen, but scheduling and the two muscians styles of recording could be an issue, saying, "I have been in contact with him. You know, the way that I like to work is bare bones and personal. I think because Kanye's such an accomplished producer, if I was to work with him, then I think we could do something together, and just together, you know?"
Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach is producing the new Lana Del Rey record, which is titled Ultra Violent. It will be out later this year.
Sharon Van Etten will release her new album, Are We There, this spring.
Damon Albarn recently spoke to Rolling Stone about his forthcoming solo album, Everyday Robots. The Blur / Gorillaz / The Good, The Bad, and The Queen / RocketJuice & The Moon / frontman, Africa Express leader, and producer said that the idea of a solo record never crossed his mind until recently. He said, "Who doesn't love playing in a band? It's fucking brilliant. The best. Maybe I was just subconsciously avoiding a solo album." Everyday Robots was recorded with Richard Russell, the head of XL Recordings, and Albarn's sidekick who co-produced Bobby Womack's brilliant The Bravest Man in the Universe album in 2012. Albarn said, We had the inevitable conversation about starting a band. It was fun to come up with concepts and names, but one day he came in and said, 'Look, if you ask me what I want to do, I want to produce you.' And I went, 'Alright, I suppose that means I've got to put it out under my own name.'"
Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars announced they will release their new album, Libation, next month. The record will mark the 10 year anniversary of the band. Take a look at the cover below: