The beginning of a new year means new music. Here is a brief preview of four albums releasing this year, ranging from indie rock to Korean pop, and featuring musical artists such as Lana Del Rey and Tomorrow X Together.
1. Lana Del Rey: “Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd”
American singer-songwriter Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, more commonly known in the music industry as Lana Del Rey, is releasing her ninth studio album this year. Releasing March 10, the album features producers such as Jack Antonoff and Drew Erickson. Some of the track listings include “Sweet,” “Fingertips” and “Candy Necklace.” The album is rumored to be 16 tracks long and will be her first new album release since 2021.
2. Tomorrow X Together: “The Name Chapter: Temptation”
South Korean boy band Tomorrow X Together will release their upcoming album “The Name Chapter: Temptation” Jan. 27. Composed of five members (Beomgyu, Huening Kai, Soobin, Taehyun and Yeonjun), this album will be their 5th mini-album since 2021. “The Name Chapter: Temptation” is rumored to feature songs such as “Happy Fools,” ‘Sugar Rush Ride,” and “Going to Neverland.” The album consists of three main concepts: “Daydream,” “Nightmare” and “Farewell.” The music videos and purchasable albums are centered around the concepts.
3. Mac DeMarco: “Five Easy Hot Dogs”
Mac DeMarco is a singer-songwriter and producer based in Ontario, Canada. DeMarco’s music mainly focuses on an alternative/indie genre, indie rock. The album is projected to release Jan. 20 with 14 songs. A few of the track listings include Crescent City and Rockaway. “Five East Hot Dogs” is Mac DeMarco’s first album release since 2020 featuring “Here Comes The Cowboy Demos.”
Paramore is an American rock band that has been in the music industry since 2004. The band currently consists of three members: Hayley Williams (lead vocalist), Taylor York (guitarist) and Zac Farro (drummer). Based in Franklin, Tennessee, the band formed due to the member’s collaborative passion for music. Paramore’s music is in the alternative rock genre with grunge and synth-pop aspects. “This Is Why” is projected to be released Feb. 10, and contains ten songs, such as “Figure 8” and “Thick Skull.”