Kali Uchis – ‘Orquideas’
Kali Uchis’ second all-Spanish release, titled after the national flower of Colombia, embraces a diverse range of influences, drawing inspiration from the orchid’s timeless, eerie, mystic, striking, graceful, and sensual allure. Released in the dead of January, the album features collaborations with rising Mexican singer Peso Pluma, as well as established Latin music figures Rauw Alejandro and El Alfa. With tracks like “Labios Mordidos” featuring a “Murder She Wrote” sample and “Muñekita” incorporating the “Papi Chulo” beat.
Kid Cudi – ‘Insano’
Kid Cudi, despite previous talks of retirement from rapping, appears to have found renewed passion for the craft with his ninth LP. Initially slated for a September 2023 release, the album was delayed to January to meet the self-described perfectionist’s standards. The album boasts over 40 songs, including deluxe versions. Some featured tracks, such as the lead single “Porsche Topless” and the psychedelic collaboration with Pharrell and Travis Scott titled “At the Party”, have already been released. The full tracklist is anticipated to include contributions from artists like A$AP Rocky, Lil Yachty, and Wiz Khalifa, promising a star-studded album.
Green Day – ‘Saviors’
This 2024, Green Day is making a comeback. Comprised of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool, it is set for a significant period. They are gearing up for the release of their energetic new album, Saviors, and planning a summer stadium tour to commemorate the 20th anniversary of American Idiot and the 30th anniversary of Dookie. The band, known for maintaining their musical identity and evolving from rebellious beginnings to accomplished creators of rock operas, receives praise for their enduring convictions and is hailed with a “skinny-tie salute” in anticipation of their achievements.
Glass Beach – ‘plastic death’
plastic death is the upcoming second LP from the LA-based indie band glass beach. The lead single, “the CIA,” dropped on October 11, 2023, followed by another track titled “rare animal” on November 6. Fans got an exclusive sneak peek at the tracklist, album art, and release date through an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) before the official confirmation alongside the release of “rare animal.” Get ready for the innovative sounds of glass beach on this highly anticipated album!
The Smile – ‘Wall of Eyes’
The Smile, consisting of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, along with Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner, has solidified its cohesion during a year and a half of touring in support of their acclaimed debut, A Light for Attracting Attention. Their follow-up album showcases a purposeful exploration of psychedelic elements, seamlessly blending jittery electronics, powerful rock riffs, and reflective themes on global chaos. The trio takes their time to navigate through psychedelic landscapes while maintaining a coherent narrative.
Tom Odell – ‘Black Friday’
Tom Odell is dropping his long awaited album, Black Friday this upcoming January 26. This marks a fresh musical journey for the BRIT and Ivor Novello Awards winner, who’s been rocking the scene for a decade. The album, a hypnotic blend of authenticity and longing, was recorded in his studio, keeping it real with just Tom, his guitar, and pure vibes. The latest track, “Somebody Else,” is a soulful jam with emotive vocals and a hint of acoustic magic. Already making waves is the title track, “Black Friday”, propelling Tom into the top 100 most streamed artists worldwide.
James Arthur – ‘Bitter Sweet Love’
James Arthur is dropping his highly anticipated 5th studio album, Bitter Sweet Love, on January 26. Known for his soulful performances, Arthur’s latest work promises a fresh exploration of love’s complexities. Fans can expect a blend of poignant lyrics and signature vocal prowess. With a track record of connecting deeply with audiences, this album is set to make waves in the music scene.
Goth Babe – ‘Lola’
Goth Babe, aka Griff Washburn, is set to release his debut album, Lola, on January 26 via Mom + Pop Music. The 11-track album reflects Washburn’s life experiences, from living in a car and a tiny house to his current home on a sailboat named Lola. The album explores themes of respite and redemption through its diverse sounds. Inspired by themes of seeking solace and redemption.