First songs on the new album where the artist(s) acknowledge that they have indeed made a new album/new music in the first few lines

Little Simz - Offence

Panic at the disco - we’re so starving


I have taken out my Invisalign and this is the album *laughter*


None of the YouTube links I can find have the opening line, but ‘Jimmy James’ by the Beastie Boys

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Serve the Servants has a bit of this eh? Maybe more commenting on the success of the previous LP.


Run the Jewels 2 (and 3 probs)

The Church’s follow up to their surprise smash hit album Starfish was Gold Afternoon Fix, whose first track (Pharoah) featured the following opening couplet:

Hi to all the people that are selling me
Here’s one straight from the factory

“We’ll cut an album, right?
And if these critics want to fight I’ll fight.”

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Twice - once in Japanese, then in English

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first song on the first Hold Steady album:

We gotta start it off with a positive jam
We gotta start it with a positive jam, man
Gotta start it with a positive jam

All the sniffling indie kids: hold steady
And all you clustered-up clever kids: hold steady
And I got bored when I didn’t have a band
And so I started a band, man
We’re gonna start it with a positive jam
Hold steady

More like the end of the song than the beginning tbh, but I’m claiming that’s counterbalanced by throwing the name of the band in there three times.