If you’re always on the lookout for new music to add your smart phone’s playlists, simply continue reading to discover five of the best upcoming music releases in 2018. And if you want to keep up-to-date with monthly music releases, the team of music bloggers at Upbeat Geek summarise the best music every month. Which include music from up and coming talents such as Zayn Malik and Charlie Puth as well as albums from world renown artists such as Justin Timberlake and Moby.
5 of the best music releases coming in 2018:
1. Azealia Banks
Azealia Banks is set to release her second studio album “Fantasea II: The Second Wave”, in March 2018. Which will be the first album which Banks releases under her own record label Chaos & Glory Recordings.
Banks is world renown as one of the world’s leading female rappers and her debut album “Broke With Expensive Taste” which featured dance rap and dance pop was packed full of hits. Examples of which include “Yung “, “Heavy Metal and Reflective”, “Ice Princess” and “Chasing Time”. “Broke With Expensive Taste”, featured on the US Billboard 200 chart and “Fantasea II: The Second Wave”, is expected to feature multiple successful singles.
2. Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake’s new album “Man of the Woods” is scheduled for release on the 2nd of February. Timberlake is set to perform several tracks from his fifth studio album at the much-anticipated Superbowl halftime show two days later, on the 4th of February. One of which is rumored to be “Filthy”, Timberlake’s first single off “Man of the Woods”, which was released in January and features vocals from Timberlake’s wife actress Jessica Biel.
Timberlake who is famous for tracks such as “SexyBack”, “Rock Your Body”, “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors”, claims that “Man of the Woods” is influenced by his country roots growing up in Tennessee.
3. Zayn Malik
While Zayn Malik created a name for himself as a member of the teen boy band “One Direction”, Malik has already proven his solo talent by releasing a plethora of hit solo tracks. Examples of which include “Pillowtalk”, “Still Got Time” and “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”. The latter of which Malik released with pop princess Taylor Swift for the film “Fifty Shades Darker”. Malik’s second studio album is predicted to achieve phenomenal success and is described by Malik as being more personal and more optimistic than his first solo album.
4. Charlie Puth
Charlie Puth’s upcoming album “Voicenotes”, is expected to drop during May, 2018 and is set to feature “If You Leave Me Now”, a single which features the iconic band Boys II Men. To date, Puth has already released two successful singles from “Voicenotes”, “Attention” and “How Long”. Both of which have received critical acclaim.26-year-old Puth debut studio album “Nine Track Mind” was released back in 2016 featured two extremely successful chart-topping singles “We Don’t Talk Anymore” and “One Call Away”.
Moby is set to release a new album, “Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Was Hurt”. With the very first track to debut being released in January, peaking at number 37 on the highly regarded US AAA chart.
So it’s well worth keeping an eye out for each of the albums listed above, which are set to be released over the coming year.