2020: the superstars will dictate the pace

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2020: the superstars will dictate the pace


The artists send in the year-Raphael Architecture: the feast sustainable 2020: welcome to the blockbuster female

Nothing like a superstar to remind us that, as he sang Queen's “the show must go on”. With a wide diversity of styles and a public very heterogeneous in their preferences, the world of popular music is every day more fragmented, but no less alive. If the streaming has ended up being imposed on the consumption front the acquisition of disks and the direct it has skyrocketed as the main source of profits, driven by the consolidation of the international circuit of festivals, are one of the biggest stars of pop, rock, hip hop and reggaeton, who will dictate the pace in 2020. His movements still hold hearings and covers.

The return of The Strokes . They were still many digesting the grapes when it jumped a major news: The Strokes to return with new album after seven years since their last full-length. In fact, Julian Casablancas, leader of the new york group, announced on the stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn during a concert on new year's Eve. “We have thawed and we are back,” said the singer, seconds before rushing to interpret Ode to the Mets, a new song that will be included in the future album is not yet known departure date or title. Although already they had been seen on tour –in Spain last year at the Bilbao BBK Live–, your return label is a challenge for a group that was not satisfied at all with their latest album, Comedown Machine, released in 2013. It is not the only band of planetary scope that will work: Green Day and The Killers will do so and even expected to do, The Cure, The XX and Foo Fighters.

Julian Casablancas, leader of The Strokes, in a concert last September. Joe Scarnici

Inexhaustible indie scene . The indie hatched to a global audience, with groups like The Strokes, The XX and The Killers, and among the beneficiaries, it was found that a band like Tame Impala, referring to the new psychedelia, and a classic in the Spanish festivals of the last few years. His next album, scheduled for spring, seems like one of those discs that is colarán in the lists of the best of the year in specialized publications. Vigilant will also be on the inexhaustible independent scene to the works announced by Bombay Bicycle Club, Blossoms, Destroyer, Algiers, Gabrielle, Lee Ranaldo, The 1975, Circa Waves, Weezer, or the exquisite Jonathan Wilson, Ben Watt, Andy Shauf and Nathaniel Rateliff. Difficult to defraud. And, in this sense, two veterans that bring out disk, and is used also to give quality as Bill Fay, in folk, and Swamp Dogg, the soul.

Electronic varied. electronics, that does not stop extending its tentacles to all genres in this century, conquered by it, located on this course four albums very expected. The most early are the most classic: Pet Shop Boys published at the end of January Agenda, an album that smells like your best essence after developments and with the accompaniment of the british trio Years & Years. The iconic duo paved the way for people like Nicolas Godin –half of Air– who will take a second album with the architecture as a concept and with several collaborations such as the Alexis of Hot Chip. And more llenapistas provide for the new jobs of Caribou and Grimes, current references with its variety of records that are successful in the clubs and festivals. Although nothing would be comparable to the possible exit of a new album of Drake, superstar, and a genre in itself.

Lady Gaga, during a ceremony for the International Day of Pride LGBT in New York. James Devaney GC Images

female Power in pop. Is the year of the superstars and, especially, in the pop, where the feminine power brand in step with pride. Dua Lipa will present in their concerts in Madrid and Barcelona in April their new album, Future Nostalgia. It will be a perfect opportunity to measure the change of direction of this pop diva that has been released to the nostalgia for the disco music of the seventies, but with a modern touch. To this contributes the presence of producers like Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris and Mark Ronson, who have also provided compositions. Another world figure who will draw disk is Lady Gaga, after winning the Oscar for best original song in the film a star is born. His latest work, Joanne, goes back to three years ago. The scene of the pop world has been enriched and rejuvenated by the apparitions of two artists hardly classifiable as Kesha and Poppy, whose disks are already announced. Also what are the of Lana del Rey, after its most remarkable Norman Fucking Rockwell, released barely six months ago, and Alicia Keys. However, at this cusp of the pop, there could be an earthquake, if the end is confirmed the publication of the works of Rihanna and Adele.

Rosalia global . The superstar Spanish, this is Rosalia, recently explained in an interview with W Magazine that does not rule out a new album in 2020. “I do not sleep. During the last year and a half, I have not slept. I'm always thinking, working, imagining,” said the author of The wrong to want to. If there is no work of long duration, there is no doubt that there will still be songs in streaming platforms as you did in 2019. In fact, Rosalie has collaborated with two heavyweights: the rapper Travis Scott and the new genius of pop Billie Eilish.

Rozalén, in concert in Madrid last June. Mariano Regidor Redferns

Harvest Spanish and direct. Also woke up to 2020 with a proclamation in the Spanish music: the Bunbury stating that it will publish a work “extremely personal”. “Look at the present and to the way I feel today”, wrote in their social networks. A priori, it is the most striking aspect of a course that will see out the new discs from Sidecars, Rozalén, La Mala Rodriguez, Fuel Fandango, Love of Lesbian, Dani Martin, The Sticker, Andrés Suárez, and Carlos Sadness.

All will to a greater or lesser extent by the village to the festival circuit at the already seen the schedules announced by the Mad Cool, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Kings of Leon, and Major Lazer amongst others, Bilbao BBK Live, with Kendrick Lamar, Pet Shop Boys, and Bad Bunny, and Mallorca Live, with Michael Kiwanuka, Crystal Fighters and Kate Tempest. The experience of the direct continues to focus tens of thousands of people and the agenda of concerts, outlined in red, as essential are the of Extreme in your farewell, but also other non-combustible as Iron Maiden in Seville, Paul McCartney in Barcelona, Bon Iver alone in Madrid and Barcelona, and Nick Cave in the mthereto cities offering an intimate trip and heartbreaking to live after their album Ghosteen.

Date Of Update: 08 January 2020, 08:00