The month of September may lack releases from mainstream stars but there are still a few album releases you should keep an eye on. Bastille, Shawn Mendes and Banks look to follow up the success of their debut albums while M.I.A. releases her final album. Check out the six albums you should look out for this month:
Bastille - “Wild World” (Sept. 9)
It’s been three years since British band Bastille released their debut album, “Bad Blood,” and in that time the band has managed to score a Billboard Hot 100 hit with “Pompeii,” as well as a Billboard Hot Rock Songs hit with “Of The Night.” The band hopes to follow up the success of their debut album with the upcoming “Wild World.” According to lead singer Dan Smith, the band has explored “much darker R&B” and “much heavier guitar stuff” on the album.
M.I.A. - “AIM” (Sept. 9)
After a career that dates back to 2003, English rapper M.I.A. is supposedly calling it quits with her fifth and final studio album, “AIM.” The rapper has called “AIM” her most positive work and said there are “no complaints” on the album. While “AIM” will be her last album, M.I.A. still plans to release music after.
Mac Miller - “The Divine Feminine” (Sept. 16)
While previous albums from Mac Miller have featured 15 to 16 tracks, Miller is scaling back the number for his next album and increasing featured guests. Miller’s upcoming album will feature guest appearances from Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, CeeLo Green and more.
Bruce Springsteen - “Chapter and Verse” (Sept. 23)
Releasing alongside the autobiography “Born To Run,” “Chapter and Verse” is a compilation album which features 18 songs picked by Springsteen himself. The tracklist features songs spanning The Boss’ 50-year career and includes five previously unreleased songs.
Shawn Mendes - “Illuminate” (Sept. 23)
It’s only been a year since Shawn Mendes scored two top 40 hits with “Stitches” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” but the singer is already releasing a follow up album titled “Illuminate.” The album is backed by the single “Treat You Better” which already made it to No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Banks - “The Altar” (Sept. 30)
After releasing her well-received debut album, “Goddess,” in 2014, singer Banks embarked on tour with The Weeknd and Travis Scott. With touring now over, Banks hopes to follow up the success of her first album with her sophomore offering, “The Altar.” Backed by the singles “F--- With Myself” and “Gemini Feed,” “The Altar” is already shaping up to be just as good as “Goddess.”