Music Shopping Spotlight: Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Darker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) © Republic

The Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack leads the charge of new music releases arriving Friday, February 10, 2017.

2017 continues to be a slow year for blockbuster new releases.  The second week in February proves no differently.  The most highly anticipated release is certainly the original motion picture soundtrack accompanying the risqué Fifty Shades Darker film.  Beyond that, look to a debut album courtesy of country musician Brett Young, and an under-the-radar album courtesy of Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco.

Fifty Shades Darker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) © Republic1. Fifty Shades Darker Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

[Republic]

Fifty Shades is back! This time, it’s the second book being turned into a film, Fifty Shades Darker.  The soundtrack arrives featuring performances from ZAYN, Taylor Swift, Halsey, Tove Lo, and John Legend among others.  Two singles arrived prior to the album: “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” and “Not Afraid Anymore.” 

Brett Young © Big Machine2. Brett Young, Brett Young

[Big Machine]

Ah, there is an up-and-coming country singer in the midst! After releasing an EP back in 2016, Brett Young drops his debut album, simply titled Brett Young.  Given the reprisal of songs from his EP, six songs were available prior to the album. Among those six was opener and hit single, “Sleep Without You.”

Lupe Fiasco, DROGAS Light © 1st & 15th3. Lupe Fiasco, DROGAS Light

[1st & 15th]

Lupe Fiasco has always been something of an underappreciated artist.  Regardless, the alternative rapper has had his share of commercial success.  DROGAS Light serves as the follow up to his 2015 album, Tetsuo & Youth, which debuted in the top 15.  Ahead of DROGAS Light, five singles were issued: “Made in the USA,” “Jump,” “Tranquillo,” “Pick Up the Phone,” and “Wild Child.”

Also Released: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Zombies on Broadway [Vanguard]; Aaron Carter, LøVë EP [Sony]; Michael Bolton, Songs of Cinema [Frontiers]; Rag’n’Bone Man, Human [Sony UK]; Hollyn, One-Way Conversations [Gotee]; Heffron Drive, The Slow Motion EP [TOLbooth]

Photo Credits: Republic, Big Machine, 1st & 15th
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