EDGE's New Music Friday: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Brandi Carlile, Years & Years and More

by Jason St. Amand

National News Editor

Sunday October 3, 2021
Originally published on October 1, 2021

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett   (Source:YouTube Still)

Welcome to EDGE's New Music Friday, our guide to the best singles and albums released every week! This week brings us Lady Gaga and Toney Bennett's new debut album "Love For Sale," out singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile seventh album "In These Silent Days," and new singles from Years & Years, Arca, Wet and more!

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett - "Love For Sale"

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett reunite for the second duets album "Love For Sale," following their 2014 collaboration "Cheek to Cheek." The new record is at tribute to Cole Porter and include solo tracks from both singers, like Gaga on "Do I Love You" and "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)."

Brandi Carlile - "In These Silent Days"

Out singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile has released her seventh album "In These Silent Days." The Grammy Award winner drew inspiration from Joni Mitchell, with whom she's friends, like on the songs "This Time Tomorrow" and "You and Me on the Rock." And though Carlile is drawing inspiration from the people she idolizes, she still sounds authentically herself.

Ducks Ltd. - "Modern Fiction"

Montreal-based rock band Ducks Ltd. release their second LP of 2021, the excellent "Modern Fiction." With 10 tracks, the album clock in at just under a half hour, so expect fast-paced jangle rock with pop tinges. Songs like "18 Cigarettes" and "How Lonely Are You?" are big stand outs will undoubtedly worm their way into your head.

Years & Years - "Crave"

Now a solo project from Olly Alexander, Years & Years release "Crave," the second single from his forthcoming third album "Night Call," which will be released Jan. 7, 2022. For the song's wild new music video, Alexander reunited the cast of the AIDS drama "It's a Sin." The electronic banger is an eclectic dance song and fits in the same soundscape as lead single "Starstruck."

Wet - "Far Cary"

Brooklyn-based band Wet share their fourth song from their upcoming "Letter Blue," out later this month. "Far Cry" is one of the band's more radio-friendly songs, a lovely bop with R&B flourishes that weaves and goes in unexpected directions.

Arca - "Incendio"

Out Venezuelan musician Arca is back with a new song, the twisted "Incendio." A dark dance track that could only come from the mind of Arca.