When it pertains to the 2019 year in music, there’s just so many burning questions that we’re oh, so thirsty to have answered, like……
How much cookie dough will we consume on those lonely Saturday nights when listening to Adele‘s new album??……..How much work will Rihanna have us putting in when it comes to her ridiculously anticipated new set?……..Why does everyone think Ari‘s “7 Rings” is their song??…..Will Lady Gaga record a set based on her awards season experience titled, Dear Glenn, How DareYou, You Were My One…
And then of course there’s…….What life lessons will Cardi B serve us with her on her sophomore set??………Will Madonna leave the cape at home when she starts to promote her new record??….What will Karen O and Danger Mouse‘s full collaborative record fucking sound like??…..Does anyone still care about Kanye?
Yes, we’re hoping to get all of these answers and then some as it’s going to be quite a wild year in all of those grooves that make us go yes.
There’s really nothing else to say here except ladies, gentlemen and Carly Slay kweens, it’s time to rev up those streaming engines right about…now.
Adele You better be clutching those pearls because it’s absolutely been confirmed that the world’s favorite Mum and wig/album sales snatch-er is gearing up to serve us with her follow-up to 2015’s, 25. While details are scarce at this point, we can no doubt expect the “Hello” diva to destroy our fucking souls once again.
So, now it’s time to figure out just what the record will be called–29? 76? 534?1,239? Only 2019 will spill that English Breakfast tea, but in the meantime, it’s best to stock up on the raw cookie dough and practice not calling that ex…because she’s comin’ and we can’t wait for the Adele sadness and madness that will eventually take over 2019. (TBA)
Rihanna We’re just, like, so fucking ready. No further statements. (Hopefully This Weekend???)
Madonna While our beloved Material Queen promised us last year that a gleaming follow-up to 2015’s Rebel Heart was about to be served, she decided to pull the cape out from under us (we’re done with all of that, right, boo?) and decide that this will be the year that we will finally be getting that album.
But at the end of the music day, bitch, she’s Madonna, and we’ll thirstily wait for anything she has coming our 2019 way. And that impending world tour she’s promising with her next artistic adventure? We’re already mentally waiting in line for those tickets. Who’s ready? God damn everyone. (TBA)
Ariana Grande/thank u, next It seems like just yesterday that Ms. Grande served us with her Grammy nominated Sweetener set (actually, wait, it was), but if you’re worried that lead singles “Thank U, Next” and “7 Rings” are in need of a full Ari record to call their home, your fears will be ending as our high pony’d diva is about to dish out her next studio venture in just a couple of weeks.
Throw in her soon-to-take-over-the-world Sweetener World Tour (she’ll be in Philly on March 26th and June 24th!) she’s about to go on, and it looks like the “Breathin’” owner is certainly making another year to call her bitch……and us and all of our bank accounts (gee, thanks…just bought it) will be living for every god damn minute of it. (Feb. 8th)
Lana Del Rey/Norman Fucking Rockwell She’s coming baaaaaack. Who’s ready for some delightful pop music misery this year? Everyone and their Mizz Lana drag mother. Sigh…”Summertime Sadness” for life. (March 29th)
The 1975/Notes on a Conditional Form If you’re not listening to these British bad boys on a regular basis, you absolutely should be as their fourth studio set is about to invade the states released this summer. First, get down with their debut ditty, “The Sound,” and then eagerly anticipate whatever these fine-tuned gentlemen have coming up because indeed this is one sound and one groove we could ALL get down with right now. (May 31st)
Carly Rae Jepsen Or shall we say…Ms. Carly Slay? We most certainly will because the “Call Me Maybe” songstress is about to turn our rainbow worlds upside down once again with what will most likely be a fresh set of bops that she’s been carefully cooking up (just add glitter!) for us to prance around to all year-long. Ready, Carly Kweens? Yas. (TBA)
Dua Lipa You would think that music’s Ms. Thing would want to take a breather after dominating the global charts with her 2017 self-titled debut, but absolutely not because as we see with the fact that she’s literally everywhere right now, it’s just not her forte to slow it down anytime soon. Which means we all need to get ready for a whole new set of “Rules” and yes, we’ll dance for Ms. Dua‘s sophomore set if we want to, because chances, we most certainly will. (TBA)
Cardi B Sophomore slump? Never heard of it already when it comes to whatever the “Money” and “Bickenhead” spitstress is going to do to us when it comes to the follow-up to last year’s chart owning/soon-to-be Grammy winning Invasion of Privacy record. But.chances are, it’s going to be everything because she has proved to be everything and more to the whole the entire world. And yes, Cardi, we’re fucking scared, too. (TBA)
Sleater-Kinney Because St. Vincent plus Sleater-Kinney equals 2019 life and beyond. No, you’re not hallucinating, they’re all producing this upcoming release together and will no doubt like Gwen craft up a record that no one has ever experienced before…we’re waiting. (TBA)
Karen O & Danger Mouse So, what’s going to happen when two of the most delightfully cray minds in music get together for one collaborative record? We’re about to find out this year, and we better buckle up for this one because if lead single “Lux Prima” is any indication, it’s sure to be one hell of an explosive studio ride…and we can’t wait. (March 15th)
Mark Ronson/Late Night Feelings If you’re obsessed with the “Uptown Funk” DJ’s Miley Cyrus collaboration, “Nothing Break Likes a Heart,” than you’re more than ready to start streaming his upcoming fifth studio set when it arrives this year. The title is ready, and all we need is that release date…now. (TBA)
Ms. Janet So, delish rumors have it that our Queen Ms. J is silently and creatively at work on a follow-up to her 2015 set, Unbreakable. We certainly know that Ms. Jackson-if-you’re-nasty likes to take her creative time with the recording process (leave her alone, she’s werkin’ here), so that’s just what we’re going to let her do. In the meantime, let’s get through those lonely we-need-a-new-janet-album-now nights together and patiently wait for her next artistic adventure. (TBA)
?????????? While it’s nice to have a proper streaming schedule to follow all year-long, you never know who is going to surprise us with their next record–Beyoncé? Bruno? LMFAO? Brit Brit? Ah, only the music sands of time will tell, but in the meantime it’s time to get frickin’ excited because it’s looking to be quite a fabulous year in music for 2019.
Also for your listening pleasure this year…..
Maggie Rogers/Heard it in a Past Life(out now)……….Mike Posner/A Real Good Kid(out now)………Backstreet Boys/DNA(out now)……..Rudimental/Toast to Our Differences(Jan 25th)…….Avril Lavigne/Head Above Water(February 14th)……..Betty Who/Betty(Feb 15th)……..Bryan Adams/Shine a Light(March 1st)…….Weezer/self-titled(March 1st)……..Solange(TBA)…..Bastille(TBA).…..Coldplay(TBA)
Cover photo courtesy of Aunt Sue
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