We’ve made it to 2019, at the mighty top of the year. While we all reconfigure ourselves back from those now hazy holiday hangovers (alcohol induced or not); it’s time to talk about what we’re anticipating, in music to come. There are so many artists that we are excited to see and hear from again; in the form of another album or maybe even their debut. There’s been singles, track teasers and playful visuals that have sparked our intrigue throughout 2018 but, now we want more!
We want their music in a more complete way and with that declaration, here is our list of the most anticipated albums of 2019!
Solange who can humbly go on record as a full fledge R&B icon of our generation, teased that her fourth studio album is “imminent this fall.” Well it’s now winter and January 2019 and all we can do is wait patiently as she puts the final touches on what’s for sure to be a great piece of musical and most likely visual art. “There is a lot of jazz at the core. But with electronic and hip-hop drum and bass because I want it to bang and make your trunk rattle”said, Solo. While revealing some of the heavier influences on the new album. It’s sure to be something.
Dreezy’s has to be one of the most underrated rappers of late. Her project No Hard Feelings was one of the best and quite overlooked projects of 2016. Since then, she’s been dropping singles in a follow-up efforts from that range from political consciousness “Spar” to the fashion flamboyancy of “Chanel Slides.” The Chicago born rapper’s star is beaming. Stratospheric rise is sure to come.
Since her debut album Night Time, My Time, that dropped now—five years ago Sky Ferreira has been teasing a follow-up for over three years. The vampy and dark alternative singer had barely been seen until 2016; when she premiered what could be the upcoming albums visual aesthetic for an issue of Playboy. In which she both produced and directed all content.
Ferreira finally drop new music… in the form of a cover for Til Tuesday’s “Voices Carry,” for the Twin Peaks reboot soundtrack. Per a recent tweet, that’s since been deleted Ferreira expressed that she will be putting out new music “this winter.” We shall see.
Not many more artists these days cam introduce themselves as one name. The Beyoncé’s and Rihanna’s of the world have solidified their places in the world of music and pop culture; that feat is nearly impossible now. Until we think about the former Fifth Harmony singer, who’s steadily carving out her own singular name and lane. She’s already enjoyed some serious noteworthy milestones as a solo artist.
Although, there hasn’t been a debut album as of yet, she’s already copped a mega single “Love Lies”with singer Khalid, which numerous weeks in 2018 on the Hot 100 chart. Normani has even collaborated with some of the biggest names in music from Calvin Harris to Quavo. 2019 is looking epically lunar for the twenty-something songstress, as she is set to open for Ariana Grande on the Sweetener Tour. She’s also reportedly to be working a few new tracks with Pharrell. Normani hasn’t hinted at a release date for the album, though whenever drops it’s sure to be amazing.
It’s safe to proclaim that Donald Glover had a damn good 2018 by just releasing the cultural phenom “This is America,” that truly impacted us all across the world. The single alone felt like an album because of its massive influence about the many tragedies, nuances and overall life of Black people in America. The project projected what was to come in what has been rumored to be the final Childish Gambino Project. Folks are still salivating over the two summer singles he released with an insane animated visual, filled with numerous cameos of your favorite (or not so favorite artist). Not to mention, the secret party track Gambino teased us with on his SNL performance debut.
Glover is a creative genius with dozens of kettles on the stove whistling up a storm. You can’t be too sure where he’ll take us next in his creative journey, either way it’ll make for a fantastic album to come.
The Bad Girl Rihanna has been hella busy, evolving into a full-fledge, high powered business mogul that includes her insanely popular and hugely successful Fenty Beauty product line that celebrates all skin tones and Savage Fenty Lingerie that is super body positive. Her fans and navy alike are longing for new music. Much to our chagrin, Ms. Fenty keeps those answers to a very bare minimum with simply responding — “it’s coming.” Or her not so subtle meme’s via Instagram stories.
RiRi knows that much of the world whom follow her are salivating at the thought of new music to come, we’ll all have to just continue to wait. Although, growingly impatient, we can all be sure this next album is sure to be a classic. Until then, we have all the Fenty Beauty products we need to stay ready.
This UK band is seriously one of the most underrated bands of our generation. With their mix of cool pop, R&B and synthesized beats that includes the sweet voice of their front man Edward Farland. The band hasn’t dropped a full length album Pala in 2011. In between an almost eight year gap, they’ve dropped compilations, lead singer Edward Macfarland teamed up with the fantastic producing duo Disclosure on an amazing track. Then finally the band dropped not one, but two new tracks over the spring/summer of 2018; including the wavy hit “Love Like Waves.” Providing all the tastes we’ve longed for from Friendly Fires for years. It’s definitely been said that their new album will debut this year, and since they’ve already confirmed some festival dates over the spring and summer months, their album is coming sooner than we know it. Bring in on!
Toro Y Moi
Since Toro Y Moi announced his next album entitled Outer Peace back in October; the follow up to his previous album Boo Boo in 2017. The anticipation has grew even more fervent. Especially, with the two singles he’s dropped including electro R&B bop “Freelance,” as the leading teaser. “This record is a response to how disposable culture has become and how it affects creativity,” Toro said. “While listening, you might pay attention or ignore – either way that’s ok, this is music for a creative mind.” There’s no ignoring when it comes to Toro Y Moi’s dynamic, worldly yet, soul filled vibes. We can’t wait until the whole project drops on January 18th.