Fall Music Preview A-Z: Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry And More!

Today's list also includes Icona Pop, Future and HAIM.

Summer may be over, but MTV News has the cure for any blues you may have: our list of the biggest fall releases. Stick with us all week as we count down the 26 most massive albums on deck over the next three months from A to Z. From Ariana Grande and Beyoncé to Lady Gaga, One Direction, Rick Ross and Zendaya, we’ve got everything you need to know on the music you’ll need to own.

Today’s list kicks off with the new release from Future, as well as the highly anticipated second part of Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience project, the debut full lengths from Icona Pop and HAIM and Katy Perry’s Prism.

And don’t forget to check out Monday’s fall preview , featuring Ariana Grande, Avicii and 2 Chainz and Tuesday’s edition with all the news on Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Drake and Eminem.

Future: Honest

Release date: November 26

The word:
Honest is the new me. It represents the truth I try to bring to my music,” Future told Rap-Up TV in August. “I plan to break the mold with this album so that it will be nothing like you’ve heard from me or any other artist out. You can either tell the truth or face the Future.”

Hear this: The melodic and subdued first single and title track picks up with Future left off with his debut Pluto. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Key players: There is no confirmed track list yet, but Future has had recent studio sessions with Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber, and he’s also lent his voice to tracks for Lil Wayne, Birdman, Ace Hood and Tyga, so it’s a safe bet that a few of his friends will return the favor.

Facts: Pluto didn’t sell a lot when it was released in 2012, but the chart-topping platinum and gold singles it produced certified Future as a force in hip-hop. We expect that Honest will take him to another level.

Haim: Days Are Gone

Release date: September 30

The word: “We’re not an overnight sensation,” multi-instrumentalist Alana Haim told MTV News , dismissing the media’s take on this sister act’s seemingly rapid rise. “I’ve been working since I was five … We’ve been playing together forever. It’s great to get recognition finally. We’ve been working really hard for it.”

Hear this: “The Wire,” the first proper single off Days, doesn’t make any attempt to hide its retro influences — Fleetwood Mac’s studio flourishes, the Pretenders’ strutting guitars, T. Rex’s bounding drums, etc. — but there’s a decidedly modern twist to it, too, courtesy of Haim’s obsession with ’90s R&B . It’s not supposed to work, but for whatever reason, it does… and rather remarkably so. One listen and you’ll understand that the hype is justified. Hey, Jay Z can’t be wrong.

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