6 Bands or Artists Who Are Overdue for a New Album
It seems like some of our favorite artists from a variety of genres haven’t released an album in a while, while still others seem to release a new album every week. You may have not realized it, but Christina Aguilera has yet to release an album in 5 years — the last was 2012’s Lotus. Here’s several other artists who are overdue for a new release.
Tool hasn’t released an album in nearly 10,000 days, which is coincidentally the name of their last album, which dropped in 2006. Although Tool’s concert dates sell out quickly and fans had nearly given up hope that they would ever reunite. Then, the band said they were plotting a new album for 2017. Hopes were raised. Then frontman Maynard James Keenan appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast in July of 2017 and said that nothing had even been recorded yet. Hopes were dashed! What’s more, Keenan blamed the other bandmates for being slow writers who were always changing things. This does not bode well for a 2018 renaissance.
Christina Aguilera hasn’t released an LP since 2012’s Lotus. It doesn’t seem that long since she’s spent quite a few seasons as a judge on NBC’s The Voice. She released a single called “Change” in 2016 in memoriam to the people killed in the Pulse Nightclub shooting and the death of Christina Grimmie. Producing team Da Internz was working with her to develop a new sound as far back as 2015, but producer Kosime said in July that they were no longer on the case. Christina’s 2017 output has so far included The Emoji Movie… and not much else. Although Christina has made vague references to writing new movies, a new album may not be imminent.
Robyn became this century’s most convincing comeback artist when she reappeared as an electro-queen some 20 years after becoming a symbol of bubblegum pop. Her 2010 album was an international smash. Robyn has continued to release music frequently, including a single for the show Girls called Honey (2017), the single Do It Again with Röyksopp in 2014, Love Is Free with La Bagatelle Magique (2015) and Trust Me with Mr. Tophat (2016). Although fans are jonesing for a new album, Robyn has reportedly said she sees no reason for a full-length album in this age of instantly downloadable music.
The Scissor Sisters were best known for their seamless meld of classic influences such as Elton John, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Blondie, Madonna, and Dolly Parton. Their last album was 2012’s Magic Hour 2012. Although the band announced it was taking an indefinite hiatus, fans haven’t given up hope of a reunion. In 2017 On June 9, 2017, the band released their first single in five years, a collaboration with MNDR. The single was a fundraiser for a non-profit organization for the LGBTQ community. However, there doesn’t seem to be any plans for more music yet. Band Member Jake Shears recently recorded a solo album in Louisville.
Fun. won the Best New Artist Grammy in 2013 and then couldn’t get it together to write another album. The trio, featuring jack Antonoff, Nate Ruess and Andrew Dost, initially tried to claim back in 2015 that they hadn’t broken up, but reports soon surfaced that the three had huge egos and rarely talked. Antonoff went on to a successful collaboration with Taylor Swift on her album 1989, while Ruess and Dostalso pursued independent projects. It looks like this band is never, ever getting back together (until they need the cash, that is).
Florence and the Machine
Fans are clammoring for a new Florence and the Machine and it looks like they might just get it – in 2018. Florence Welch told a website back in March that she was back in the studio and ready to work on the follow-up to 2015’s smash, How Big, How Beautiful, How Wonderful. The band put together a few songs for a video game album, Final Fantasy, in 2016, but that doesn’t really count. The new album will focus on Florence’s struggles with depression and alcoholism after the breakup of her relationship.