Every so often, our go-to playlists need a good old shake-up, and given how difficult it can be to wade through the multitude of new content in search of the best, we’ve decided to do it for you. From Miley Cyrus’ return to Lewis Capaldi’s stunning second album, to a raft of new podcasts that run the gamut of captivating content, we have rounded up a curation of everything to listen to at the moment.
Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent
Following up the incredible success from his debut, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, Lewis Capaldi’s second album has kept the production minimal, allowing the Scottish crooner’s voice to take centre stage. Capaldi is adored by millions of fans for his hilarious social media persona, although his new songs are poised to be the antithesis of his personality; sad, swoony and poetic. Essential listening for heartbreaks, dinner parties and everything
Song to start with: Pointless
Endless Summer Vacation
Already hailed as the new break-up anthem, thanks to the expertly petty music video for ‘Flowers’ (filmed in the location her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth rented for an affair), this much-awaited album feels like the evolution of Cyrus that we’ve spent the last decade waiting for.
Song to start with: Flowers
How Many Dreams?
The last album from Australian rock outfit DMA’s came in 2020 — but with the last few years of chaos under their belt, most of it spent in the UK (where the trio are now based), How Many Dreams? offers a totally new perspective on their sound as we’ve come to know it, while still paying homage to their roots.
Song to start with: Fading Like A Picture
Lana Del Rey
Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd
After releasing her exquisite title track late last year, Lana Del Rey’s melancholic talents return with this latest release, featuring the likes of Father John Misty, Jon Batiste and Tommy Genesis. Grab the tissues, because this one’s another signature heartbreaker.
Song to start with: A&W
Willie J Healey
This genre-bending third studio album from English singer-songwriter Willie J Healey sees the artist drawing inspiration from funk, soul and R&B. Featuring his recent single, ‘Dreams,’ this release is essential listening for anyone wanting more of the artist’s fresh, inspired sound. Having opened for Florence + The Machine on the early stages of their current tour, it’s safe to say that the career trajectory for this breakthrough artist is only looking up.
Song to start with: Sure Feels Good
Full Credit To The Boys
As we endeavour to make the world a kinder place in which to talk about mental health for men, normalising these conversations is essential. Lifting the lid on mental health, masculinity, and other vital subjects, this is a podcast that feels akin to a good therapy session.
As AI becomes increasingly prevalent in our daily lives, how we define our associations with it will constantly be pushed to new places. In this series, hosts Anna Oakes and Diego Senior explore stories from those who develop meaningful, and sometimes romantic relationships with bots.
Other People’s Pockets
Few people speak about money — it’s
still a great social taboo. But with hopes to disintegrate that, Other People’s Pockets talks about other people’s money, for anyone seeking new spending habits, a self-esteem boost, or those who are just a little nosy, too.
The Louis Theroux Podcast
This inquisitive podcast comes from the undisputed documentary king himself, whose curious nature has already cemented him as one of the greatest thinkers of our generation. With a series of in-depth and free-wheeling conversations, Theroux lifts the veil on notable tastemakers across the globe.
The Last of Us Podcast
While the HBO show itself has been holding viewers captive since its release over summer, this podcast offers an insiders look at each episode, furthering our obsession with this post-apocalyptic watch. This is a must for anyone who has ever felt so immersed in a show that they simply can’t shake it.