After a good 12 months of unbridled chaos, it’s no surprise that we already have quite the lineup of artists ready to infuse some new energy into this coming year. There are tons of new albums slated for release through about May of 2021, and we can’t wait to see what these musicians have in store.
Get ready for exciting debuts from rising acts like Ashnikko and Arlo Parks; the next chapters in the journeys of solidified stars like Drake and Zayn, the latter being the new father of a baby girl with Gigi Hadid; and even the return of Evanescence after years of relative silence.
Rock along with Weezer as they finally release their Van-Halen inspired album Van Weezer, or chill out to some moody tunes by the 25-year-old alt/emo/folk-rock maverick, Julien Baker. No matter what your vibe may be, so far, this year looks to be an exciting one for fans of every genre.
2020 taught us to expect the unexpected – and for these musicians, that’s a challenge they’re ready to meet.
It may be a bit cold outside, but that’s a great excuse to lay in bed with your headphones and listen to these new releases on repeat!
Dangerous: The Double Album by Morgan Wallen
Dead Hand Control by Baio
demidevil by Ashnikko
New Fragility by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Two Saviors by Buck Meek
Certified Lover Boy by Drake
Sound Ancestors by Madlib and Four Tet
Blame Game by Beach Bunny
Nobody Is Listening by Zayn
Narrow Sea by Caroline Shaw
Heaux Tales by Jazmine Suillivan
Greenfield: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1 by Barry Gibb
Collapsed in Sunbeams by Arlo Parks
Halfway through February is, of course, Valentine’s Day – but it also marks the official end of Cuffing Season. Expect some emotional releases to drop this month.
times by SG Lewis
Sixty Summers by Julia Stone
Open Door Policy by The Hold Steady
Life Rolls On by Florida Georgia Line
Death by Rock and Roll by The Pretty Reckless
Little Oblivions by Julien Baker
The Shadow I Remember by Cloud Nothings
That’s Life by Willie Nelson
Legacy by Femi and Made Kuti
Tyron by Slowthai
Cool Dry Place by Katy Kirby
Medicine at Midnight by Foo Fighters
Ignorance by The Weather Station
As the Love Continues by Mogwai
A Billion Little Lights by Wild Pink
Who Am I? by Pale Waves
Music: Songs From and Inspired by the Motion Picture by Sia
As we move into the springtime, we can look forward to sprouting flowers, growing sunshine and – wouldn’t you know it – Ringo Starr!
Endless Arcade by Teenage Fanclub
Zoom In by Ringo Starr
As Days Get Dark by Arab Strap
The Bitter Truth by Evanescence
April & May
April showers bring May flowers and a whole new side of Weezer.
The Battle at Garden’s Gate by Greta Van Fleet
Van Weezer by Weezer
This list will grow exponentially throughout the year, but these new releases alone are sure to add some much-needed vibrance and novelty to our playlists. Which upcoming albums are you most excited for?