AIMS Marketing Program/ Featured Titles Promoted This Week:
Christine and The Queens – Paranoia, Angels, True Love CD/3xCD/LP/3xLP (Because Music)
French singer/songwriter Héloïse Adélaïde Letissier aka Christine and The Queens presents his new album Paranoia, Angels, True Love which includes the single “To Be Honest” and guest appearances from Madonna and 070 Shake. Speaking about the album, Chris said: “This new record is the second part of an operatic gesture that also encompassed 2022’s Redcar les adorables étoiles. Taking inspiration from the glorious dramaturgy of Tony Kushner’s iconic play, Angels In America, Redcar felt colorful and absurd like Prior sent to his insane dream-space. The follow-up Paranoia, Angels, True Love is a key towards heart-opening transformation, a prayer towards the self – the one that breathes through all the loves it is made of. Prior’s real agony in Angels In America is a deep, painful becoming, a shedding of all waters and memories, that then allows angels to immerse deep too, and offer back profound, narrative-altering love – a rest in true love.” [Single disc CD and vinyl versions include 9 new songs. The deluxe triple-disc CD and vinyl edition feature 20 new songs.]
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors – Strangers No More CD/LP (Magnolia Music)
There are no strangers at a Drew Holcomb show. For the better part of two decades, the award-winning songwriter has brought his audience together night after night, turning his shows into celebrations of community, collaboration, and contemporary American roots music. Strangers No More, the eighth album from Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, celebrates that sense of togetherness. Produced by Cason Cooley, it expands the band’s mix of timeless songwriting, modern-day Laurel Canyon folk, amplified Americana, and heartland rock & roll.
Niall Horan – The Show CD/LP (Capitol)
Throughout his third solo album The Show, chart-topping Irish artist Niall Horan matches the pure emotion of his globally beloved past work with a powerful new element of soul-searching reflection. Built on a lush and radiant form of alt-pop, the album draws much of its mesmerizing power from his use of harmonies – an element inspired by Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, and other members of the ’60s/’70s music scene in Laurel Canyon. The collection is introduced by the yearning single “Heaven,” Horan’s first piece of solo material in nearly three years. [An indie store exclusive autographed CD version is available.]