Musical Releases to Look For 02/10/17

Fifty Shades Darker: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Various Artists

Say what you will, but the Fifty Shades films, like the Twilight series, produce soundtracks with some decent tracks. Singles “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” by Zayn and Taylor Swift and “Not Afraid Anymore” by Halsey have already been released as singles. Halsey has been a recent favorite of mine. The 22-year-old New Jersey singer fits into a fine line, bringing a style and lyrics a touch rougher than Lorde, but just a hair softer than K.Flay. Check out the single for the soundtrack below.


Say10 – Marilyn Manson

Slated to come out on Valentine’s Day, Manson promises this album will remind you of Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals, which may be a heft promise since I haven’t heard a decent track from his since The Golden Age of Grotesque. Another potential downside? Expect a lot of political opinions. Optimistically, maybe it’ll provide some new anthems for the protestors. From Wikipedia:

On November 8 – the day of the US presidential election – the band released a teaser clip of a new music video.[12] It features a scene of Manson tearing a page from Revelation 13 out of a Bible, followed by shots of him brandishing a bloodstained knife and standing over a beheaded man dressed to resemble Donald Trump—in a suit and red tie.[13][14][15] It was directed by Tyler Shields.[16]

Subtle.