In the renewed Music Diggin’ Friday I’m going to write about all kinds of music related stuff. Lists, new releases, concerts, and whatever shit that comes to mind.
It’s been a while since I’ve written any music-related posts, and I’m missing talking about music and discovering new stuff, so it’s time to motivate myself just to do that. Today I’ll be talking about 5 anticipated albums of 2021, which I’m looking forward to. I’m sure there will be many more, and I’m also sure that I need to put in some effort to get back on track with following the news of the bands I like – there are way too many… – and be up to date about stuff. And hopefully, toward the end of the year, we might be able to attend shows. Man, I fucking miss going to rock shows. The last one I attended was about a year ago. I’m having withdrawal!
But thankfully, music is still being made and here are 5 bands whose music I’m desperately craving.
Untitled by Nothing More
There is not much info yet about the upcoming Nothing More album, just that it’s set to be released in 2021. This will be their 6th studio album, but I think their last album, The Stories We Tell Ourselves is the one that skyrocketed the band into stardom. Well, that and their self-titled album before that. I personally fell in love with them with Go To War from their last album.
Nothing Lasts Forever by Daughtry
The band’s 6th studio album was set to be released in 2020, but as with everything last year, this was put on hold. Hopefully, 2021 will be the year. Reportedly the band will go back to their rock ‘n’ roll roots rather than their pop sounds. Personally, I’m welcoming this, though as far as I can hear Chris sing, I don’t really care much. Just listen to World on Fire, their latest single:
Greatest Hits Vol. 2 and This One’s Fire by Papa Roach
Well, these guys definitely did not sit on their asses during the pandemic. A bit over two years after their latest album, they set to release not one but two albums this year. The first, Greatest Hits Vol. 2 hits the shelves on March 19th and gives us a taste of their music between 2010 – 2020. In celebration of the band’s 20 years. Damn, that makes me feel old.
Then they’ll release another album later in the year. For this, the songs are pretty much written and I think mostly recorded too – all during the pandemic and partly inspired by it. I’m definitely excited for it, because, well, I seem to have a weird thing with Papa Roach. I absolutely love every second album of theirs. I wasn’t much into Who Do You Trust? so if the pattern holds, I’m going to love the new one. But until we wait for the new songs, check out this acoustic version of Tightrope:
Untitled by Halestorm
In December the news came out that Halestorm once again entered the studio, so it’s very possible we’ll be getting a new album sometime this year. I wasn’t in love with Vicious that much, but I’m definitely in love with Lzzy’s voice. So let’s keep our fingers crossed for some more news soon. Until then, please, just please listen to this because holy shit, Lzzy’s collaboration with The HU is not something you want to miss out on:
Untitled by Shaman’s Harvest
This is an album I’ve been waiting for for about a year now. The band announced their upcoming 7th album early in 2020, stating it’ll be released in the same year. Probably due to the pandemic, it was held back, but hopefully, we’ll get it in 2021. I, for one, am super excited about it, because they are just getting better and better with every album. I’m still salty about the fact I never got to see them live. They were scheduled to come to Budapest in February 2017 as a supporting act for Black Stone Cherry, but then the show was canceled. THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE MY LATE BIRTHDAY GIFT, DAMN IT! *cough* Anyway. Let’s hope for more news soon. Until then, get acquainted with them with one of my favorite songs from their 5th album:
So these are 5 anticipated albums of 2021 I can’t wait to get my hands on. Which albums are you looking forward to the most?