Hello 2023!: These are the Most Anticipated Albums of the Year

We Tell you Which are the Releases that Generate the Most Expectation for 2023. These are the 8 Most Desired Albums for This Year.

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After having gone through a kind of interruption in musical production, a temporary hiatus, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last two years have been very productive in terms of music. It is therefore expected that 2023 will not be the exception to this post-confinement shock. On that horizon, there is great expectation for the next albums by some of the artists that their fans and the industry in general are looking forward to.

Record labels, fans and specialized media are already placing their “bets”, so to speak, in this race to generate anticipation for the musical releases that are on the way. Some industry insiders already have their eyes on artists who have announced their recording works for 2023. The list will be slightly different according to taste, but in any case it is full of productions that generate excitement in its future listeners.

Shakira: no title and no publication date

After a year with ups and downs in her personal life, Shakira will return with an album that generates great expectations. Given her recent separation from soccer player Gerard Piqué, fans are very curious to hear the heartbreak lyrics that the Barranquillera will write. We can predict that in this new album, we will listen to a very intimate Shakira, since, as she says in an interview for Elle: "Music is a lifesaver". We already know the first single, Monotonía, a collaboration with Ozuna, a bachatero start to the record.

Gorillaz: “Cracker Island,” February 24

Others that are released with a new record work for the second month of 2023 is the exalted band Gorillaz. As far as we know, thanks to Rolling Stone magazine , and to Damon Albarn himself, who leads the virtual band, his new work can be heard from February 24. This, after resting a bit after finishing his tour of the United States. It is also known that this album, named "Cracker Island", is loaded with collaborations: from Tame Impala to Bad Bunny.

Quevedo: “Album mode”, even without a release date

The popularized Quevedo became fashionable this year in the clubs with Bizarrap and the well-known hit "Quédate", which was actually called "BZRP Music Sessions #52". Now he announces "Album Mode", which is expected to see the light in the coming months of 2023. For Vanity Fair , Quevedo is an artist who attracts centennials a lot because of the simplicity and catchiness of his songs, in this time of viralization through networks. social.

Sam Smith: "Glory," January 27

For Esquire magazine , one of the names that generates expectation is that of Sam Smith. The singer has already confirmed a new album for this coming year titled, nothing more and nothing less, "Gloria", the same one that the British are reaching on the international art scene. On his Instagram, the singer announced that he hopes to make the official launch on January 27. He also said in the publication that he is "giving part of his heart and soul" in this new work.

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Lola Indigo: "The Dragon", even without a release date

Lola Indigo will also arrive, with an album that sounds powerful just because of its name: "El dragón". In this new work that is coming, according to Los 40.com , a change in the sounds is noticeable, this time more electronic and close to the reggaeton of the early years, different from his previous work in "La Niña" which was more pop. Something that he already showed in his singles: An1mal and Discoteka, the latter in collaboration with María Becerra.

Ellie Goulding: “Higher Than Heaven,” February 3

The next one with an announced release date is the next album by Ellie Goulding, which puts the British at the forefront of the track in 2023. "Higher Than Heaven" is entitled and has already been announced on the singer's Instagram . It will hit the market on February 3. One of the songs on this new album is called “Let It Die” and for the video for this first single, Goulding worked with Carlota Guerrero, the same Spaniard who has directed several clips for Rosalia.

Jennifer López: “This is Me… Now”, even without a release date

On her Instagram, the singer, actress and businesswoman of Puerto Rican descent announced the title of her next album: "This is Me… Now", which could be considered a new version of "This is Me… Then", which turned 20 years old since its release. "This album is the most honest thing I've ever done, the culmination of who I am as a person and an artist," JLo said in an interview for Vogue magazine . This new work generates a lot of expectation for his fans and the musical world after eight years without a complete album; only singles in collaborations, with Maluma and Rauw Alejandro, among others.

Juanes: “Amores prohibidos”, even without a release date

A specific release date is not yet known, but it is in 2023, and he has already published the first single, which gives the album its name: "Amores prohibidos". It is the first work with original songs since 2019, since the above was the album "Origen" of covers with special songs in the musical history of the Colombian artist. The confinement of the pandemic allowed Juanes to compose more calmly and not in the middle of tours and hotels, so we hope to hear new sounds and honest lyrics.

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