10 albums to look forward to in 2020: Selena Gomez, Ozzy Osbourne, Evanescence and more
We recommend some of the highly-anticipated albums for 2020.
With 2020 just around the corner, we are seeing many a new artist rapidly making names for themselves and many acclaimed artists pushing to rekindle their fans' passions for their beloved music, and some simply keeping the flame alive with their consistent musical contributions. We take a look at ten albums that we can look forward to in 2020, in no particular order:
Selena Gomez - Rare
Contemporary pop songstress Selena Gomez has earned much love from pop fans worldwide and with the release of her first lead single 'Come & Get It' released in 2013 till now, we have witnessed the mega singer-songwriter blossom into an elite performer of our time. 'It Ain't Me', 'The Heart Wants What It Wants', 'Slow Down', 'Good For You', are but a mere few of the numerous hits Gomez has gifted us. She has been finetuning and perfecting her sound day-by-day and we are sure that 'Rare' will produce some great tracks in 2020.
Monsta X - All About Luv
The K-pop boy group, Monsta X, have been amassing attention and establishing a respected name in not only South Korea or western mainstream, but across the globe. Having collaborated with renowned DJ Steve Aoki with 'Play It Cool', with French Montana in 'Who Do U Love', and more, Monsta X have been firing up some rich, pumped-up tunes since their debut in 2015. It is hard not to sing along to their catchy music and 2020 should be a very promising year for Monsta X fans.
Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man
(TBA early 2020)
Epic rock legend Ozzy Osbourne recently released a new single 'Under the Graveyard' in support of his upcoming album 'Ordinary Man' which has already seen over one million views on YouTube, and it is easy to see why this A-list iconic rockstar has earned his groundbreaking success. Ozzy's glory began when he rose to fame as frontman for Black Sabbath, but after departing from the group in 1979, the superstar sold a whopping 150 album copies worldwide during his entire career. This will certainly be an album to look out for, so keep your eyes peeled for more info on its release date. More on 'Under the Graveyard' here.
Tame Impala - The Slow Rush
One might struggle describing this phenomenal group with their dramatized yet soothing mixologies of different musical flavors, but what springs to mind is a smooth transcendent punch of late '60s early '70s psychedelics superimposed over pop and indie with flashes of disco and elements of funk. Groovy basslines, sharp snapping rhythms, trenchant synth and warping vocals are among but a few ingredients of the sound that is Tame Impala, with hits including 'Let It Happen', 'The Less I Know The Better', ''Cause I'm A Man', and more, and we are left anticipating this experimental group's new album.
Hollywood Undead - New Empire, Vol. 1
The fierce rap-rock combo formed in 2015, quickly turning heads in their rise to stardom, using pseudonyms and wearing masks with a surprise unmasking in late 2018. The group have become admired for their melodic rock fused with hip-hop and have been getting crowds bouncing with catchy chest-thumping tracks like 'Everywhere I Go', 'Dead Bite', 'Undead' to name a few, and some likening them to rap-rock sensation Cypress Hill. With their previous powerful and masterfully-recorded albums, one is always tempted to turn up the bass on their speakers, and we can't wait to hear their upcoming album in 2020.
Kid Cudi - Entergalactic
Kid Cudi has been recognized as an influential rapper and artist with relatable lyrics that delve into darker themes, such as depression and the emotional turmoils that today's youth may be dealing with, touching on psychological motifs hidden beneath playfully catchy melodies and vocals. Cudi befriends his listeners with neo-psychedelia hip-hop. Some have deemed the artist as being one of the greatest rappers of our time such as SNL's Pete Davidson declaring, “Cudi is the best out of all of them.”
Grimes - Miss Anthropocene
The Canadian artist is pushing boundaries with her cyber-esque synth electropop. It's futuristic, it's present, echoing the past, and it's addictive. Grimes garbs a unique sense of the genre, playing with imagery and melodies in our minds, including colorful and ethereal music videos and live performances. Grimes is beautifully and mysteriously alien at its core and 'Miss Anthropocene' should prove to be a creative coup in 2020.
Justin Bieber - (untitled)
Justin Bieber surprised fans with a pre-Christmas announcement of a single release 'Yummy' early January, tour dates, a docu-series and an eagerly-awaited new album for 2020. The new album will mark Bieber's fifth studio release after 2015's 'Purpose', and Bieber has been producing stronger and richer music since his career at such an early age.
Alanis Morissette - Such Pretty Forks in the Road
Alanis Morissette has been popping up a lot in the media lately, and fans can now rejoice at the announcement of her new album in 2020. It has been a long wait since her last album release in 2012. Alanis Morissette has been followed by generations with her beautiful balladic take on post-grunge alternative rock with songs like 'Uninvited', 'Ironic', and 'You Oughta Know' being played and replayed in many a car radio of those seeking empowerment and inspiration.
Evanescence - (untitled)
Many will attest to the epic impact Evanescence has had on the alternative rock scene since their debut in 1995. Frontwoman Amy Lee enchants and haunts with powerful vocals and has been a well-recognized name in metal and rock circles, having influenced gothic and metal cultures with nothing but beautiful vocals over hard rock themes. It is truly exciting news to hear a new album is underway and Evanescence will not disappoint.