Most Anticipated Music Albums of 2021

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The pandemic has destroyed every aspect of our lives, including art. 2020 has been a tough year for film and music performers, making limited new releases and touring impossible. However, there are a few album announcements for the coming months to lift our spirits and help us through these strange times! If you want to know some of the most anticipated music coming soon, so read on.


  • Zayn, Nobody Listens (January 15): This is the third solo project of the former member of A direction Zayn Malik. He first came out Betterthe first single from his album in September 2020, just after Gigi Hadid and Zayn welcomed their first child into their family.
  • foo fighters, Medicine at midnight (February 5): for their tenth music album, the band’s team members with songwriter and producer Greg Kurstin – it’s a promise to explore more pop sounds in their music. Foo Fighters drummer Dave Ghrol recently recounted Kerrang “Our love of the rock bands that make these upbeat, rhythmic, almost danceable records inspired us to make the album we did.”

  • the pretty Reckless, Death by Rock’n’Roll (February 12): there are already four songs available for the group’s fourth studio album – the most recent (And So It Went) features Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) with a guitar solo.
  • King of Leon, When you see yourself (March 5): after a break of five years, Caleb Followill (lead vocalist) opens to The sun, saying “A lot of the instruments on this album, you could have heard them on the Pink Floyd or Beatles albums.”. Just like their previous album, this one is produced by Marcus Dravs – now it looks promising!

  • Lana Del Rey, Chemtrails on the Country Club (March 19): originally announced for September 5, 2020, has been postponed due to the pandemic. For this album, she continues the collaboration with Jack Antonoff (Bleachers) from his previous album (Norman F*cking Rockwell) and promises an enchanting experience with his recently released single Chemtrails on the Country Club which was created on BBC Radio 1:

  • Loretta Lynn, Still Enough Women (March 19): three years after her last album, Loretta Lynn returns to revisit some old favorites. Other guest stars join the country music icon album (Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood and Margo Price), and Loretta Lynn said in a statement “We singers need to stick together”.
  • Evanescence, The Bitter Truth (March 26): the alternative metal band promises a big comeback with Amy Lee (lead singer) telling rolling stone “The energy was just amplified” and also, “We were in there on fire.”
  • Taylor Swift, Fearless – Taylor’s Version (April 9): The singer has re-recorded her most beloved and best-selling album in order to get the rights to it. It will include 26 songs, 6 of which have never been released. Go girl!

  • Greta VanFlotte, The Battle of Garden’s Gate (April 16): Josh Kiszka (singer) told rolling stone about the new album “It’s a world with ancient civilizations, just like our own parallel universe, really. It’s an analogy. Every song is a theme. We can only guess that there will be a side hover to this album!
  • Weezer, Van Weezer (May 7): Originally announced for May 2020, Van Weezer suffered from the coronavirus pandemic faith. For this album, the band said in a statement “The inspiration for this album comes from Weezer’s deepest roots – metal!”.

Rumor and to announce

Luckily, the list doesn’t stop there – there are plenty of release dates to be announced, as well as rumored albums.

  • Duck, Certified lover: announced in April 2020, the album is expected in the coming months – and even in januaryas the rumors say.
  • bleachers: the group released two singles (including one with Bruce Springsteen) and the album should be released in 2021.
  • Lorde: the singer said she started sessions with Jack Antonoff before the coronavirus pandemic – and rumors say we should see results in 2021!
  • Cardi B: the singer said on his twitter in 2020, this new music is on the way – maybe that means 2021?
  • Billie Eilish: in October 2020, Billie Eilish told vanity lounge “We worked and I love them all [the songs].”. And that’s enough to give her fans hope for a new album in 2021.
  • Sky Ferreira, Masochism: after multiple delays for this second album (initially announced for 2015), we hope that Masochism will be released in 2021.
  • Adele: drummer Matt Chamberlain said “I just worked on new music for Adele.” last December.
  • Arcade Fire: with their new song “Generation A” released in November 2020, a new album for 2021 does not seem unrealistic (at least, we hope!).

Sources: RollingStone/NME/Revolver Mag/Kerrang/VanityFair/The Sun/Artists’ social networks
Photos: Taylor Swift/Unsplash/Travis Shinn/Courtesy of the artist