Adele and Rihanna – We all know 2020 wasn’t the best year. And we could use a boost.
Music calms the wild beast, and this year has been the very definition of the wild. So it would be great if we could get some albums from some artists that, ahem, we’ve been waiting for. People like it. In 2008, pop stars Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift released their studio albums for the same year.
Katy released One of the Boys in June, where I Kissed A Girl was a commercial hit.
Lady Gaga, meanwhile, released her debut album The Fame with the hits Poker Face and Just Dance. To close this incredible year, Taylor released her critically acclaimed album Fearless in November, which included the famous song Love Story and You Belong With Me is part of.
After 12 years, they are ready to set again the record for albums released that same year. Although Lady Gaga and Taylor’s albums’ albums are already available on all streaming channels, Katy released her album on August 28.
Lady Gaga: Chromatica
It’s been nearly four years since Lady Gaga treated her fans, called Little Monsters, to country, soft rock, and pop sounds from her 2016 album Joanne. This year, the Little Monsters were eagerly awaiting their latest electro-dance pop album Chromatica, released on May 29.
Chromatica is full of famous and highly-anticipated collaborations. Some of the album’s most popular songs on the album are Rain On Me with Ariana Grande, Sour Candy with BLACKPINK, and Sine From Above with Elton John.
In an exclusive interview with Variety, Lady Gaga said: “If you listen to this album and you’re suffering in any way, just know that that suffering within itself is a sign of your humanity and you are not broken. You are connected to the whole world, and we are one giant body. We are one full entity.”
Taylor Swift: folklore
Taylor Swift never disappoints and always gives something new on the table with her songwriting, as evidenced by her folklore with indie-folk albums with black and white covers. It was released on July 24 and surprised her fans and the world.
In her Billboard interview, Taylor explained, “A tale that becomes folklore is one that is passed down and whispered around. Sometimes even sung about. The lines between fantasy and reality blur, and the boundaries between truth and fiction become almost indiscernible. Speculation, over time, becomes fact.”
It’s also worth noting that the music video for her single lead cardigan debuted on the Folklore release’s very day.
Katy Perry: Smile
Katy served us full of life and love on her 2020 album that attracted her fans, KatyCats, in previous years. Her stories on the Smile album resonate with how much she has evolved as a woman in the music industry.
Well, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Dua Lipa, and Selena Gomez released their album in the middle of the pandemic. We can say that we could survive the early lockdowns from our homes and bang with our headphones with their music. Additionally, Ariana Grande is releasing her album on October 30th, so we have to fasten our seatbelts. However, we haven’t heard anything new from Adele and Rihanna aren’t we?
Well done to the award-winning singer for hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, because every Adele is a beautiful thing.
Stop telling celebrities to stay out of politics. But a new album would be like a glass of cold lemonade in the hot mess that’s 2020 right now. Fingers crossed that Adele’s “SNL” concert is the kick-off for the drop of new music – because “25” came out five years ago.
She is well aware of our musical thirst, by the way. In June, he responded to one of his many social media followers, asking if any new music was forthcoming.
“Of course, it’s not. Corona ain’t over,” Adele replied. “I’m quarantining. Wear a mask and be patient.”
Rihanna, she is another artist who has long been busy with requests from fans for new music. Rihanna’s latest album was “Anti” in 2016.
True, she’s been a little busy building her Fenty beauty and fashion empire (and dealing with some backlash, too), but four years is a crazy time to wait for new music.
And her anticipated appearance on PartyNextDoor’s song “Believe It,” released earlier this year, only counts as a tease.
Kendrick Lamar, the first American rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize, has a massive following with his many awards. So, of course, people want him to release his sequel to the 2017 studio album “Damn”. He whetted our appetites by organizing and performing the soundtrack for 2018’s “Black Panther”. We are ready for our next ride.
Technically, Sade is the band whose lead singer professionally goes to Sade Adu. She’s one of the few artists who can leave the face of the Earth and return years later to acclamation and love as much as before.
I had to include Sade because she was on a 10-year studio album cycle, with “Lovers Rock” in 2000 and “Soldier of Love” in 2010, so she’s coming.
Kacey Musgraves, this country lover, hasn’t made us wait as long for new music like some others, but given the critical success of 2018’s ‘Golden Hour’, which won Grammy album of the year, we miss it, and it feels right for it to bless us beyond last year’s “The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show.”
Musgraves seems to feel our pain. She told The Boot last January: “Post-creation depression, I think, is a thing. But you can still sing these songs. The chapter does not die. You continue with things that inspire you just as much. “
We can use a rainbow hanging over our heads these days.