Future sounds: R1 music boss looks ahead to class of 2021

Andre Paine

New music is in “rude health”, according to Radio 1’s Chris Price.

While Covid-19 prompted labels to delay debut albums, there’s now a roll-out of releases from Brit List acts. Beabadoobee (Dirty Hit) and Yungblud (Polydor) have Q4 albums, followed by LPs from Celeste (Polydor) and Arlo Parks (Transgressive) next year.

“The Brit List submission process is a window on how music is going to sound over the next six to 12 months,” said Price. “If this new crop of ...

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