Music remains a great source of comfort, especially during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Since concerts and shows are too few and far between, musicians also spend time in recording studios, producing a lot of music. From Weeknd’s recently announced ‘Dawn’ album, 11 from Porcupine Treeand studio album after a hiatus of more than a decade, here are some of the most anticipated music albums to be released in 2022.
‘Closing/Continuing’ by Porcupine Tree
The eleventh studio album by the iconic British progressive rock band is their first studio album since ‘The Incident’, released in 2009. Last year, the band’s drummer Gavin Harrison released a short teaser video on their media pages social and a few weeks later, the group revealed the release of their next studio album, which is due out on June 24. The new line-up will be a trio consisting of Steven Wilson, Harrison and Richard Barbieri, while longtime bassist Colin Edwin will not be returning. The band have already released ‘Harridan’, the first single from the album.
‘Dawn FM’ by The Weeknd
The Canadian singer-songwriter’s fifth studio album, due out Friday, January 7, follows his fourth studio album “After Hours.” The album features guest appearances from Tyler, The Creator and Lil Wayne and Quincy Jones will be narrated by Canadian-American actor Jim Carrey. The album is billed as “A new sonic universe from the mind of the Weeknd”.
“Brightside” by the Lumineers
It is the fourth studio album by the American indie folk band which was preceded by the release of three singles: the title track, “Big Shot” and “AM Radio”. The album was recorded in two sessions which took place in 2021 with the title track, recorded in a single day. The album is due out January 14.
“Requiem” by Korn
The fourteenth studio album by the iconic American nu metal band is set to be released on February 4. The album, preceded by the first single “Start the Healing”, was written entirely last year, which became the first hint that the album will be released this year. . The COVID-19 pandemic allowed for extra time in which the album could be arranged, easing the harsh time constraints that would typically have been imposed.
‘4’ by Slash Ft Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators
Saul Hudson’s fourth studio album has Ka Slash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, but Slash’s fifth solo album, due out February 11. The album was announced last year with the release of the first track, “The River Is Rising”. . According to reports, the writing began during their “Living the Dream” tour in 2018-19.
“Hard Skool” by Guns N’ Roses
The fourth Extended Play (EP) by American hard rock band Guns N’ Roses, after the single “Hard Skool”, was released last year. The EP, which will be released on February 25, 2022, consists of two recent singles and two live tracks, and will be their first EP featuring guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan since joining the band in 2016. ‘Absurd’ and ‘Hard Skool’ was written a while ago while ‘Absurd’ (previously known as ‘Silkworms’) was performed four times live, in 2001 it was leaked online in 2018. Similarly, the audio clip for ‘Hard Skool leaked in 2006, with the full version leaking in 2019, under the working title “Jackie Chan”.
“So Glad It Hurts” by Bryan Adams
The Canadian singer-songwriter’s fifteenth studio album, slated for release in March. Adams has already released the title track, “So Happy It Hurts,” which, as the 62-year-old singer puts it, is about “freedom, autonomy, spontaneity and the thrill of the road.” The album, which includes 12 new songs, addresses many of the fleeting things in life that are truly the secret to happiness, and most importantly, human connection.
“Family” by Camilla Cabelo
The Cuban-born American singer-songwriter’s next album was inspired by spending more time with her family during the various coronavirus lockdowns during which she returned more to her Latin roots. Although a release date for the album has yet to be revealed, she has already released one of the tracks “Don’t Go Yet” from the album. “A lot of it is inspired by my relationships: my relationships with my family, my relationship with my friends, my relationship with my partner… it’s all about relationships with others, hence Familia.”
Avril Lavigne untitled album
The American singer-songwriter’s next album, in her own words, will be “pure rock ‘n’ roll through and through”, after she returned to her pop-punk roots with the single “Bite Me”. The album could also feature collaborations with “bands that have been around for a while” as well as WILLOW, Machine Gun Kelly and blackbear, with the album set to drop “on top of” this year.
“Sunny Days” by Blink 182
The American alternative punk/rock band will release their ninth studio album in June, two years after the release of their eighth studio album, “Nine”. Featuring songs such as “Let’s Party”, “Monster in My Head” and “MTV’s Dead”, this will be the band’s first release following frontman Mark Hoppus’ battle with stage four cancer.