Indigo De Souza Knows 'All Of This Will End' — And It's What Makes Her New Album So Meaningful
Indigo De Souza

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Indigo De Souza Knows 'All Of This Will End' — And It's What Makes Her New Album So Meaningful

Indigo De Souza's 'All Of This Will End' embraces transience with wholehearted openness. In an interview, the 25-year-old alternative singer/songwriter reflects on mortality as creative inspiration and her close relationship with her mother.

GRAMMYs/May 2, 2023 - 04:06 pm

Indigo De Souza is working on a painting. After taking some psychedelics, she turned to canvas, unspooling her perspective of the natural world in color. The painting is big and abstract and energetic, much like her music — her creativity bleeds into assorted forms, and in its fluidity, De Souza yields to no one.

The 25-year-old, North Carolina-based musician is agile, wedging honest confessions between raging guitar licks and rapid-fire drums. A resilient embrace of change sculpted her first two acclaimed albums, I Love My Mom (2018) and Any Shape You Take (2021), but this acceptance takes center stage on the recently released All Of This Will End. Listening to it feels like standing in the eye of a hurricane, but instead of trying to vanquish the disorder, De Souza masters the restlessness.

It's no wonder she's a rising star in the grunge and indie rock scene, playing major festivals and touring with everyone from Lucy Dacus to Alex G. While her music — and consequent ascent to fame — has occasionally been turbulent, she's found ways to ground herself spiritually. Most importantly, she cited close community as a key source of meaning in her life.

"[Community] has led me to this point of not only being vulnerable with my songs, but also wanting to create a safe space for everybody that is listening, because I know how special that feels," De Souza tells "I know how much everybody needs that to feel like they are belonging and they are worth being here."

In realizing her self-worth and dedicating herself to fostering safe spaces, De Souza is more free than she's ever been. Part of this aspiration for liberty comes from her artist mother, who painted all of De Souza's album covers. Each depicts an evocative scene of skeletons — wallowing, embracing, searching for connection — amid lush greenery. They're stirring, exquisite images that encapsulate mortality, another key theme of De Souza's angsty music.

On the aptly titled All Of This Will End, De Souza comes to terms with her mortality and holds it with strength. A rich, red horizon floods the album cover; though the sun is going down, the musician lingers in the light while she can.

Ahead of her record's release, Indigo De Souza spoke with about embracing life's temporality, how close-knit communities fuel her creativity, and why her latest album is her truest representation of herself yet.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

What did you discover about yourself while working on All of This Will End?

I feel like more than the other albums, I trusted my own voice more. I feel like the process was faster than the other two albums because there was a lot of just going with my gut and not second guessing stuff as much.

That was probably the biggest thing I learned because coming from the last album, I kind of decided this time that I wanted to fully self-produce it. But I wanted help from Alex [Farrar] who worked on the last album as well, and he just became a really special collaborator throughout the last album. And then I really wanted to pull him into this one. And it was such a sweet pairing of energies to kind of lead the [album].

Also, one of my best friends, my soulmate, Dexter Webb plays all of the crazy shreddy guitar stuff on the album. He also plays the sweet piano in "Younger & Dumber," and he is just very, very talented in so many ways. And he did a lot of the production as well.

But yeah, I think I just learned to trust myself and trust my inner community to make the thing that felt the most true, and I kind of feel like that same thing happened with my music videos this time around. 

On "Younger & Dumber," you sing that "you're tired of feeling the space all around you," and I really connected to that. Elaborate on that feeling.

I've had that feeling ever since I was young. I think I'm just a kind of deeply depressed person, but it's also a very deep existential doom. And I have anxiety as well, and I just have a lot of issues. 

I'm fine day to day by myself. I used to not be able to function as well, and I was not able to make money because of it, because I was just kind of in bed all the time. But now I feel very functional and able to do a lot of things — have community, really show up in my life, and make it mean something.

I think that that feeling is just that sometimes I get tired of fighting. Sometimes I get tired of creating meaning and intention and doing things to help my life succeed or doing things to feed myself or feed my creativity.

All Of This Will End  hones in on mortality, and I think there's something really peaceful in accepting that everything is temporary. How does making music give you purpose, within that context of mortality?

The acceptance of mortality allows me to make music that is directly from the heart, and is completely true and is very vulnerable and raw. I don't feel precious about keeping that to myself. I don't feel scared of being open about my feelings because they're fleeting, and I know that at the end of it all, I'm going to die.

So I feel like it's important to show up in my truest form and actually connect with people in a real way. It allows me to pour a lot of meaning into my live shows as well, because I really love sharing the songs and being able to share actual space with [the audience]. And it really is such a magical feeling when you pour your heart out on stage, and then feel everyone in the room kind of energetically shift into a space of vulnerability as well.

You talked about how accepting mortality helps you make the most out of life. What are some of the little things in life that you've found meaning in?

I like being around a fire with my friends. And that's one of my favorite things — being in nature and making a fire and sitting around it and talking. I really like going out into the forest with my dog and just watching him play in the forest and in the creek because he's just a total creature. It's his favorite place, and he needs to go there every day to feel good. And I love just having a hot drink with my best friend and roommate in the morning. 

What's your relationship with nature, and how has it affected your creative process?

So much of my pain and grief about the world comes from humans' unhealthy relationship to nature or disconnected relationship to nature. A lot of things that humans build and create is actively ruining nature and choking nature. And a lot of people don't even have a connection to nature anymore because of how technological everything has become or how separate everything has become… It brings out a lot for me emotionally, which then pours into my music.

I think that's why I wrote about parking lots a lot in this album. Ever since I was young and I heard that song about paving the parking lot, I remember it made me think about the fact that parking lots were paved. And then at some point I started realizing, oh, it wasn't always this way

We built all this stuff and we paved over actual forests, and there's all this magic around us that we don't know how to tap into. And that's really strange. Now I know there are people who do know how to tap into that magic, but they're more rare. I think I'm surrounded by people like that in my life now, which is really important.

You're definitely tapping into that magic. Following your parking lot paving realization, how did you confront change when you were younger? And how does that compare to how you cope with it now?

There's different kinds of change. There's change that is out of your control and you're just watching it happen. And then there's change that you can take control of in your own life. I'm going to move here. I'm going to make a boundary with this person. I'm going to cut my hair off.

I think when I was young, I felt like a lot of my change was out of my control because I was small and I was under the roof of my mom. I remember feeling really stuck at school, like really sad that I just had to be in a room in a fluorescent square box every day. I've read journals from when I was young and there's some really emo s— in there.

When you're touring, you have to perform really personal songs over and over. Is it ever difficult to revisit those songs frequently, or does it just feel more therapeutic to perform them often?

It feels really therapeutic, especially now since we're playing this new album. The last album got really old for me and started to actually be painful to revisit, but now I have a couple new bandmates and we've kind of reworked some of those songs to keep playing them live. Honestly having a fresh new perspective of them and having taken a long break from them gives me a second wind.

What does community look like and feel like to you, whether that's on tour or just at home?

I think all that community means to me is having safe space between people for expression and true communication — whether something hurts someone's feelings or is just a need that needs to be communicated. 

I really feel like one of the main beauties of true community is being able to face conflict in a way that actually triggers growth between people and is actually a space to find deeper meaning and understanding instead of separation… In that same breath, I also feel that way just about dark, sad feelings. It's better to talk about that instead of holding it inside.

Your openness and love of community translates to your latest album, to the point where it feels like you're building a safe space for listeners. How did you gradually learn to be comfortable with being so vulnerable? Or do you still find yourself adjusting sometimes?

There was a time when I had friends around me who I was vulnerable with, and they actually really hurt me in response. That felt like a moment that really stunted my growth… and that was right after I put out Any Shape You Take. And it was during the pandemic, and I was alone for a while.

Then I started to meet these new friends that were kind of farther out from the city, in the sticks, and I started hanging out with them in nature. And then the community just got bigger and bigger. I think what taught me to be very strong in my vulnerability is that I opened up to them and they did not turn me away. They, in turn, opened up to me and we began learning about each other, and it created these really close bonds that actually gave deep, deep meaning to my life and helped me feel like I had a place in the world.

I wanted to talk about your mom, who's a major inspiration to you. What have you learned from her? Which of her traits have inspired you the most?

I think that the trait that has inspired me the most about her is that she does not care about what people think of her. She's always been very loud with her artwork, and she will just go to an event wearing a crazy costume with a mask. When I was young, I was really embarrassed by her. And then as I got older, I realized how special it was that she didn't care about what people thought.

I was always so confused about why we weren't leaving the town because the town was so unaccepting, but she was dedicated to being someone who was bringing new life to the town and who was making it feel like a space where other artsy people could come. And she just really loved that place and didn't want to abandon it.

I think that's kind of how I feel now too. In this area where I live, there are a lot of problematic things going on. It's the South, so there's people who mean harm to minorities and don't accept the queerness, but I don't want to abandon this place because I really love the nature and I love the people. I love the people who are fighting for this space to be a safe space. I think she taught me that too: to not abandon the things that you love.

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Watch Backstage Interviews At Newport Folk 2023: Turnpike Troubadours, Nickel Creek, M. Ward, Thee Sacred Souls & More

Another Newport Folk is in the books; its 2023 iteration was one of the great ones — featuring Aimee Mann, Lana Del Rey, Jason Isbell and more. Watch backstage interviews with some of its radiant artists below.

GRAMMYs/Aug 1, 2023 - 09:50 pm

Another summer, another Newport Folk. The storied bastion of American roots music flourished once again, with three days of plucks, strums, harmonies and good cheer.

Lana Del Rey enjoyed her Newport debut, James Taylor made a surprise appearance (calling it "emergency folk music") and the Black Opry made waves — and was on the grounds for all of the excitement.

Backstage, a number of artists chatted about their experiences onstage, their love of the American roots community and more.

Watch all of the interviews below — and we'll see you at Newport Folk 2024!

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Positive Vibes Only: Chris Llewellyn Bares His Soul In This Stripped-Down Performance Of "Honest"
Chris Llewellyn

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Positive Vibes Only: Chris Llewellyn Bares His Soul In This Stripped-Down Performance Of "Honest"

Rend Collective singer Chris Llewellyn branches out on his own by performing "Honest," the title track to his debut solo album.

GRAMMYs/Oct 2, 2023 - 05:00 pm

Chris Llewellyn is sharing his truth. On his new solo single "Honest," the Rend Collective co-founder gets vulnerable by approaching God in song with all his imperfections and doubts in full display.

"If you don't mind broken things, then you can have my heart/ No filter, just the way it is/ It's far from perfect, God/ But it's real and it's what I've got/ No varnish and no hiding place," the Irish singer intones in the opening verse.

Fans may be used to hearing Llewellyn with the rest of his long-running worship group, but for this episode of Positive Vibes Only, he strips down his solo song to just his voice and acoustic guitar. (The singer also sends a message of solidarity in the clip by wearing a cap that reads "Support Live Music Hire Live Musicians.")

The emotive track kicks off Llewellyn's debut solo album, also titled Honest, which dropped Sept. 1 via Sparrow Records and Capitol Christian Music Group and contains songs like "Gamble On Your Goodness," "Still Believe In The Magic" and "New Wine (Is My Bible a Barricade?)."

"Will God love you if you're honest? Is He faithful when you're faithless?" Llewellyn asks in a press statement, explaining, "These are the questions I was asking when I was writing this album…This is the soundtrack to wrestling faith."

Press play on the video above to watch Llewellyn's acoustic performance of "Honest" and check back to for more new episodes of Positive Vibes only. 

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It Goes To 11: Meet Charlotte Cardin's Trusty Wurlitzer That Has "Sparked" All Of Her Best Songs
Charlotte Cardin

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It Goes To 11: Meet Charlotte Cardin's Trusty Wurlitzer That Has "Sparked" All Of Her Best Songs

After years of searching for the perfect keyboard Charlotte Cardin finally found her beloved vintage Wurlitzer — and the instrument transformed the Canadian singer's sound.

GRAMMYs/Oct 2, 2023 - 04:34 pm

Charlotte Cardin spent years searching for the perfect keyboard. And when it comes to her vintage Wurlitzer, the wait was well worth it.

"This piece of gear is very important to me because most of my songs that I've ever written were sparked at this exact keyboard," she says while seated in front of the instrument, which she bought in near-perfect condition from a man who lived just 30 minutes from her Quebec hometown.

"It just feels like a beautiful thing to me that instruments have connections with humans and they're passed on to different people," the Canadian songstress continued. "I feel like when I got this instrument, I started writing songs that had a bit of the essence of [it]. To me, a Wurlitzer sounds very, like, nostalgic. It has a bit of a sexy sound but it's also light in a lot of ways."

Indeed, the Wurlitzer helped give birth to the 12 tracks that make up 99 Nights, Cardin's sophomore album released earlier this summer, as well as her latest one-off single "Feel Good."

"I'm never getting rid of it," she vows of the hand-me-down keyboard. "At one point, I wanted to potentially bring it on tour with me! Maybe I'll buy another one that's a little more beat up…but I feel like this one belongs in my home, always."

Press play on the video above to learn more about Cardin's musical journey with her trusty Wurlitzer, and check back to for more new episodes of It Goes To 11.

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15 Must-Hear Albums This October: Troye Sivan, Drake, Blink 182, NCT 127 & More
(L-R) NCT 127, Black Pumas, Blink-182, BoyWithUke, Taylor Swift, Troye Sivan, Gucci Mane

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15 Must-Hear Albums This October: Troye Sivan, Drake, Blink 182, NCT 127 & More

Don't let the falling leaves bring you down — read on for 15 albums dropping in October from Taylor Swift, Gucci Mane and Riley Green.

GRAMMYs/Oct 2, 2023 - 03:22 pm

Fall has already begun, and 2023 enters its final act with the beginning of October. However, that doesn't mean the music has to slow down — this month offers plenty of new releases for everyone from rap fans to country aficionados.

The month starts with Sufjan Stevens and the release of Javelin, his first fully-written album in eight years. On the same day, after several postponements, Drake will finally put forth For All the Dogs. Later in the month, blink-182 will make a long-awaited return with One More Time…, their first album featuring the original members since 2011, and Migos rapper Offset will drop his sophomore record, Set It Off.

There's also new work from Troye Sivan, NCT 127, Metric, Gucci Mane, and Taylor Swift closing off the month with the re-release of 1989 (Taylor's Version).

Don't let the falling leaves bring you down — below, compiled a guide with 15 must-hear albums dropping October 2023.

Sufjan Stevens - Javelin

Release date: Oct. 6

The last time Sufjan Stevens released an album fully written by himself was 2015's Carrie & Lowell. Javelin, his upcoming tenth studio album, will finally break this spell.

Mostly recorded at Stevens' home studio and featuring contributions from several friends (including the National's Bryce Dessner), the 10 tracks of Javelin bring back sounds of "70s Los Angeles' studio opulence" and vibes of a "detailed yet plain" self-portrait, according to a press release.

The album also features a cover of Neil Young's "There's a World" and an ambitious, 48-page art book with collages and essays written by Stevens. Javelin is preceded by the soothing single "So You Are Tired" and the spaced-out "Will Anybody Ever Love Me?"

NCT 127 - Fact Check

Release date: Oct. 6

Within the NCT constellation, NCT 127 is the subgroup anchored in South Korea's buzzing capital, Seoul. Since debuting in 2016, the nine-member ensemble has been infusing the city's vibrancy with innovative EDM and hip hop mixes.

On Oct. 6, NCT 127 will return with their fifth studio album, Fact Check, bringing in another round of their experimental K-pop sound. Consisting of nine songs, including lead single "Fact

Check (Mysterious; 不可思議)," the album expresses 127's confidence.

So far, they released a wealth of teasers that are linked to NCT's overall "dream" concept, video contents, and a highlight medley of the album tracks. After the recent ronclusion of NCT Nation, NCT's first full-group concert in South Korea and Japan, fans are expecting 127 to announce tour dates.

BoyWithUke - Lucid Dreams

Release date: Oct. 6

Mysterious masked singer and TikTok phenomenon BoyWithUke will continue his dream-themed saga with the release of Lucid Dreams, his fourth studio album.

According to a statement by the Korean American star, Lucid Dreams is meant to express "my desires, my fears, my past, and my dreams." He also adds that the each song on the album is "like a different step on the path. I'm facing past traumas, making the music I want to make, and figuring out who I am."

That development can be seen on pre-releases "Migraine" and "Trauma," where he opens up about mental health and childhood struggles over signature ukulele strings. In his own words, this album is truly "BoyWithUke blossoming, spreading his wings, and finding himself."

Drake - For All the Dogs

Release date: Oct. 6

After several postponements, Drake's eighth studio album is finally ready to meet the world. For All the Dogs is spearheaded by singles "Search & Rescue" and "Slime You Out" featuring SZA.

The album's tracklist is still a mystery, but it will reportedly feature names like Nicki Minaj, Bad Bunny, and Yeat, with production credits from 40, Bnyx, and Lil Yachty, among others. For All the Dogs is also linked to the Canadian rapper's debut poetry book, Titles Ruin Everything: A Stream of Consciousness — a 168-page collection written in partnership with longtime friend and songwriter Kenza Samir.

The album follows Drake's two 2022 studio albums: Honestly, Nevermind and Her Loss, in collaboration with 21 Savage. Currently, Drake is finishing up his It's All A Blur North American tour — one of the reasons why the album has been postponed before.

Troye Sivan - Something to Give Each Other

Release date: Oct. 13

On an Instagram post, Australian singer Troye Sivan stated: "This album is my something to give you — a kiss on a dancefloor, a date turned into a weekend, a crush, a winter, a summer. Party after party, after party after after party. Heartbreak, freedom. Community, sisterhood, friendship. All that."

Something to Give Each Other is Sivan's first full-length album in five years, following 2018's Bloom. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he revealed many of the inspirations behind this work, including partying, movies like Lost in Translation and Before Sunrise, and simple, ice-cold glasses of beer.

The trippy atmosphere of the album can be felt through pre-release singles "Rush" and "Got Me Started" — which features a sample of Bag Raider's omnipresent 2011 hit, "Shooting Stars." 

Offset - Set It Off

Release date: Oct. 13

Migos rapper Offset said in a statement that his sophomore album, Set It Off, took over two years to finalize. "This season is personal for me. It marks a new chapter in my life," he added.

A follow-up to his 2019 debut LP, Father of 4, the album will feature appearances by stellar names such as rapper Future, Travis Scott, Chloe Bailey, and Latto, as well as Offset's wife Cardi B, who appears on single "Jealousy."

Later in the statement, Offset said he feels "like Michael Jackson coming from a successful group breaking records to superstardom on my own. This body of work is healing for me and a letter to my fans and supporters." Lead single "Fan" brings back that comparison through many Michael Jackson references in the music video — a clever choice for the rapper's keen self-awareness.

Metric - Formentera II

Release date: Oct. 13

Exactly one year after the release of Formentera, indie royalty Metric took to social media to announce their ninth studio album, Formentera II. "Sometimes I feel like I'm in a damn maze and maybe you do too, or maybe you have it totally together, or maybe you feel like you're always floating somewhere in between," they wrote. "Wherever you're at right now, I am here to guide you to the rocking️ conclusion of our Formentera I & II odyssey."

The Canadian band also shared lead single "Just the Once," which was described by vocalist Emily Haines as a "regret disco" song in a press statement. "It's a song for when you need to dance yourself clean," she added. "Beneath the sparkling surface, there's a lyrical exploration of a simple word with many meanings. Once is a word that plays a game of opposites."

In support of the release, Metric revealed another single, "Who Would You Be For Me," and will be playing special concerts in NYC, L.A., Toronto, London, Paris, Berlin, Mexico City, Monterrey, and Santiago starting Oct. 10. The concerts will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut LP, Old World Underground, Where Are You?

Riley Green - Ain't My Last Rodeo

Release date: Oct. 13

Alabama country star Riley Green has a moving story behind his second full-length album. Echoing the 2019 hit "I Wish Grandpas Never Died," Ain't My Last Rodeo came from one of the last conversations the singer shared with his late grandfather, Buford Green, who was an essential figure shaping his love for music and nature.

"I was fortunate enough to grow up within about three miles of my grandparents, so they were a huge part of my growing up and who I am — and this album is a lot of who I am," Green said in a press release. "This is really the first time I was able to really take my time, write and record songs that really felt like a cohesive album."

Ain't My Last Rodeo features 12 tracks (including a cover of Tim McGraw's "Damn Country Music")  and collaborations with Jelly Roll and Luke Combs. In February 2024, Green will embark on a 34-stop tour throughout the U.S.

The Drums - Jonny

Release date: Oct. 13

As its title suggests, the Drums' upcoming sixth studio album, Jonny, dives deep into current solo member Jonny Pierce's life. According to a press release, the album mainly explores "the deep-rooted childhood trauma Pierce experienced growing up in a cult-like religious community in upstate New York."

The singer explains further: "When I finished Jonny, I listened to it, and I heard my soul reflected back at me. It is devastating and triumphant, it is lost and found, it is confused and certain, it is wise and foolish. It is male and female, it is hard and gentle.

"To encapsulate one's whole self in an album, to honor each and every part of you, even the parts that feel at odds with each other, is to make something deeply human, and because my religion is humanism, the album becomes a sacred place for me to worship. Each feeling a different pew, each song a hymn to the human heart."

In the past few months, Pierce gave insight into the 16-track, indie-pop collection through singles "I Want It All," "Plastic Envelope," "Protect Him Always," "Obvious," and "Better." Jonny is the band's first full release since 2019's Brutalism.

Gucci Mane -  A Breath of Fresh Air

Release date: Oct. 17

Following 2016's Ice Daddy, Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane's sixteenth studio album will be named A Breath of Fresh Air.

In it, Mane is likely in his most vulnerable, relatable state yet. "I kind of wanted to let people know that I go through pain," he stated in an interview for Apple Music (via Revolt). "Like I said, I didn't want to have so much just superficial topics. I hit people and let them know, 'Hey, this was going on,' but it ain't a bad thing. It's okay to be happy. You know what I'm saying?"

According to iTunes, the album is set to have two discs and 24 songs, including singles "Bluffin" featuring Lil Baby, "Pissy"  featuring Roddy Ricch and Nardo Wick, "King Snipe" with Kodak Black, and "06 Gucci" with DaBaby and 21 Savage.

Release date: Oct. 20

blink-182's newest single, "One More Time," is a hard-earned reflection about what really matters in life. The punk rock trio, which hadn't been reunited since 2011's Neighborhoods, now realizes how personal struggles impacted their friendship, and how they hope to make it different in the future.

"I wish they told us, it shouldn't take a sickness/ or airplanes falling out of the sky," they sing, referencing Travis Barker's 2008 plane crash and Mark Hoppus' 2021 cancer diagnosis. "I miss you, took time, but I admit it/ It still hurts even after all these years."

A proof of maturity since they stepped into music in 1992, the heartfelt single is also the title track off upcoming LP One More Time... Featuring 2022's "Edging" and "More Than You Know" as well, the album was recorded mostly during their reunion tour this year, and boasts 17 tracks in total.

Sampha - Lahai

Release date: Oct. 20

Lahai is Sampha's grandfather's name and his own middle name. Now, it will become part of his musical history — the singer's sophomore studio album and follow up to 2017's acclaimed Process is due Oct. 20.

Over social media, Sampha described the record through a series of words as intriguing as his music: "Fever Dreams. Continuums. Dancing. Generations. Syncopation. Bridges. Grief. Motherlands. Love. Spirit. Fear. Flesh. Flight." Featuring contributions from singers like Yaeji, El Guincho and Yussef Dayes, it will feature 14 tracks that seemingly take a more positive tone than his previous work.

In a statement about lead single "Spirit 2.0," the south London singer said "it's about the importance of connection to both myself and others, and the beauty and harsh realities of just existing. It's about acknowledging those moments when you need help — that requires real strength."

Starting Oct. 12 in his hometown, Sampha will play a string of concerts throughout the U.K., Europe, and North America, wrapping it up on December 4 in Berlin, Germany.

Poolside - Blame It All On Love

Release date: Oct. 20

"I've spent 15 years being like, 'f—your rules,' and I finally feel like I'm not trying to prove anything or anyone wrong," says Jeffrey Paradise, the man behind "daytime disco" project Poolside, in a statement about his upcoming album, Blame It All On Love.

"It's just pure, unfiltered expression, and that's why I'm really excited about this record," he adds. The album bears 11 tracks described as "funky, soulful, laidback, and full of hooks" — as can be seen in singles like "Float Away," "Each Night" featuring Mazy, and "Back To Life" with Panama. According to the same statement, "the production marks a return to his live music roots and finds ease in simple and radiant layers of sound, even as it comes face-to-face with the complex reality of one's dreams come true."

Blame It All On Love is the follow-up to 2020 and 2021's duo Low Season and High Season. Poolside is on tour across the U.S. until Oct. 14.

Black Pumas - Chronicles of a Diamond

Release date: Oct. 27

Black Pumas' long-awaited second studio album, Chronicles of a Diamond, is "wilder and weirder" than its predecessor, according to an official statement. It is also the Austin-based duo's "fullest expression" of "frenetic creativity and limitless vision."

The album contains 10 tracks that expand on their trademark psychedelic soul sounds, as it can be seen in singles "More Than a Love Song" and "Mrs. Postman." "I wanted to make something we'd be thrilled to play live 200 days a year," says singer/songwriter Eric Burton in the same statement. "I wanted to be able to laugh, cry, bob my head, do the thing: it was all very much a selfish endeavor."

After the release, the Black Pumas will embark on a U.S. tour starting Dec. 4 in Austin, Texas, and follow into an European tour starting March 15 in Paris.

Taylor Swift - 1989 (Taylor's Version)

Release date: Oct. 27

Just three months after the release of Speak Now (Taylor's Version), Swifties will be treated to the singer's fourth re-recorded album this month: 2014's 1989. "To be perfectly honest, this is my most FAVORITE re-record I've ever done because the five From The Vault tracks are so insane," she revealed over social media.

As usual with Swift, the announcement of the album was marked by a slew of hints, starting with the news' date — Aug. 9, or 8/9 — during the final U.S. stop of her Eras Tour at Los Angeles' SoFi Stadium. On that day, she also debuted new, blue outfits that alluded to 1989's assigned color. Afterwards, the discovery continued through a partnership with Google Search for fans to solve word puzzles in order to discover the titles of the five "From the Vault" tracks.

The album, which Swift said "changed my life in countless ways" will be available in digital, cassette, CD, and vinyl. She will also release deluxe versions in four different colors: crystal skies blue, rose garden pink, aquamarine green, and sunrise boulevard yellow.

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