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Willow announces new album COPINGMECHANISM, talks up new-found love of Queen

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Willow will release a new album, COPINGMECHANISM, next month.

The follow-up to 2021's Lately I Feel Everything is scheduled for a September 23 release, according to the pop-punk star's post on Instagram. Willow will be releasing a new single from the album tonight, Hover Like a Goddess, tonight, August 4.

Willow has released a number of collaborative singles over the past year, including Emo Girl, with Machine Gun Kelly, Memories, with Yungblud, Purge, ft. Siiickbrain and the Paramore-sampling Where You Are with PinkPantheress.

Her most recent single, the intense and emotional Maybe It's My Fault was released in June.

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Meanwhile, the singer has been telling Rolling Stone about her new-found love of classic rock, and specifically Queen

"I've been listening to a lot of classic rock," she says. "I feel like I was so in the mindset of pure metal, and like, pure punk, and I'm listening to some Queen and some bands like that. And I'm just like, this shit is actually super iconic. There’s something deeply musical and beautiful about classic rock."

“If you really think about it, Bohemian Rhapsody was the craziest [song]," she adds. “Nobody could even think about putting a beautiful operatic part right next to a metal breakdown and guitar solo, insane…"

The star will be appearing at Reading and Leeds festivals later this month, and will also be accompanying Machine Gun Kelly on his continuing Mainstream Sellout Tour.

Paul Brannigan
Paul Brannigan

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.