Artists including HAIM, Willie Nelson, Dua Lipa and Sufjan Stevens have rescheduled their album releases due to Covid-19.
HAIM have postponed the release of Women In Music Pt. III – originally scheduled to appear in late April - to an unspecified date this summer, according to Stereogum.
"Due to everything that is going on with Covid-19 and the changing nature of travel policies and quarantines around the world, we've decided it in best to postpone the release of Women in Music Pt. III, to later this summer," the band declared.
Willie Nelson’s 70th studio album, First Rose Of Spring will now be released on July 3, instead of April 24.
DMA’s new album, The Glow will also be released in July. "Due to everything that’s going on, we have had to postpone its release," the band declared in a tweet.
By contrast, Dua Lipa and Sufjan Stevens have pushed their album releases some days forward. Stevens’ record, Aporia, which he wrote with his stepfather Lowell Brams, will hit record store shelves tomorrow. The record is now streaming .
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The singer has frequently paid tribute to his stepfather who helped him found his record label, Asthmatic Kitty. Carrie was Steven's late mother and she and her husband Lowell's names were honoured with the title of Steven's album, Carrie and Lowell.
Asthmatic Kitty issued a statement. "Since things are uncertain for record stores right now, we've decided to release Aporia today."
Dua Lipa’s album, Future Nostalgia, which was scheduled to come out in April, will be released this Friday. The singer announced the move in an Instagram live video: "I hope it brings you some happiness, and I hope it makes you smile, and I hope it makes you dance. I hope I make you proud."