Albums to Look Out For During the Rest of 2019
2019 has been quite the year for music. From Tyler the Creator’s IGOR, Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You to Taylor Swift’s Lover — album releases have taken the music industry, and the rest of the world, by storm. Music junkies are anxiously waiting to see what music is up next on the horizon, and the rumor mill frequently gets fans hyped up at the potential of their favorite star dropping a new set of hits.
We still have four more months left in the year — meaning four more years left for albums that could change the entire landscape of the music industry. Keep reading to learn more about some of the albums that you can expect to see dropping sometime in the near future.
Kanye West – Jesus is King
Whether you love him or hate him, Kayne West’s music certainly gets people talking. His ninth studio album is expected to drop on September 27th, per a tweet posted on his wife’s (Kim Kardashion-West’s) Twitter.
Kanye West served as a producer for Chance the Rapper’s debut album The Big Day. According to West, working with Chance caused him to reconnect with not only his faith, but Jesus Christ. With a track list featuring songs titled “God Is,” “Baptized,” and “Sunday,” it is apparent that this album will have a more religious theme. This move isn’t all too surprising for West, given his previous religion-infused work such as “Ultralight Beam,” “Jesus Walks,” and “Never Let Me Down.”
FKA Twigs – Magdalene
It seems as if religious-themed albums are truly a theme in the later half of 2019! FKA Twigs recently announced her second studio album Magdalene, which is slated for release on October 25th. So far, FKA Twigs has released two singles, “Cellophane” and “Holy Terrain,” the latter of which features American rap heavyweight Future. Some tracks on the album were produced by Jack Antonoff, who also produced songs on Taylor Swift’s Lover and Lana del Rey’s Norman F-cking Rockwell.
When speaking about the album, FKA Twigs alluded that the album would be centered around heartbreak. The singer ended her relationship with movie star Robert Pattinson in the summer of 2017 — their break up is rumored to be a big inspiration behind the album. As for the religious theme, FKA Twigs said she found hope in Mary Magdalene, a biblical figure known for her relationships with many men.
King Princess – Cheap Queen
Also to be released on October 25th is King Princess’ debut album Cheap Queen. The Brooklyn born singer has already released a string of songs from the album, such as “Cheap Queen,” “Useless Phrases,” “Prophet,” and “Ain’t Talking.” Fans are anxious to see if this album will feature any obvious references to her girlfriend, actress and singer Amandla Stenberg.
After her songs, “Pussy is God,” “Talia,” and “1950” went viral, King Princess has proved herself to be a leading force in the music industry and fans are eager to see if her album lives up to their expectations.