After “Therefore I Am,” the single Billie Eilish released late last year, the 19-year-old will likely carry the introverted pop sound of 2019’s When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? on to her second LP. As of December, in an interview with Vanity Fair, the pair were crafting 16 songs for the LP.
It’s been five years since Adele’s last album, but now it seems like a fair bet that the singer will finally release her fourth album sometime this year. Word on the project has been hush hush, but news has started to trickle in. Drummer Matt Chamberlain said he was recently in the studio with Adele. “I just got to work on some new music for Adele,” he said. “To hear that voice in my headphones was getting me chills.”
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Two years have passed, and he still hasn’t put out his debut album. Late last year, he released “Holiday,” a less-countrified single with a melody that was nearly as memorable as his breakthrough hit. “I want to create new lanes within music,” he said. “I want to have even bigger songs. I want to have huge albums. I want to have sold-out tours. I want it all.”
Robert Smith isn’t about to rush things. “We’ve waited more than 10 years [to make this], and I can’t just think, ‘Oh, that’ll do,’” he said. “It’s kind of hard because I’m measuring the songs and the whole thing up to Pornography and Disintegration.”
Roddy Ricch had one of the biggest songs in 2020 and his debut album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, was awarded with glowing reviews. The rapper prefers to see all of that as a starting point for even bigger things: “I’ve got to remind people of that all the time. Yeah, it was big. I had big songs on there. But that was the first time I ever even did that shit.”