April 2022 marks the launch of memorable and historic releases of comeback music albums such as Unlimited love by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Heaven again by Swedish House Mafia.
As we see COVID-19 restrictions being eased due to the decreasing rate of infections, many bands are expected to tour and perform live around the world and connect with their fans like old times.
From artists like Camila Cabello for your pop music fix at Shinedown and Jack White for rock music fans, there’s no shortage of genres among April 2022’s slate of upcoming albums.
(Hero and featured image credit: Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Here are eight new albums due out in April 2022:
Unlimited Love by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Unlimited love is the legendary band’s twelfth studio album. The new album is set to be released April 1 through Warner Records, seven years after their last studio album, the getaway.
The long play (LP), produced by longtime collaborator and multiple Grammy award winner Rick Rubin, marks the long-awaited return of guitarist John Frusciante. Frusciante last worked with the band for their 2006 studio album, Stadium Arcadium.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers gave a taste of their signature, nostalgic psychedelic funk-rock style through the single “Black Summer”, released in February 2022. Alongside the exciting release of the album, eager fans can also watch them live during various UK stadium tours, including Manchester on June 22, London on June 25 and 26 and Glasgow on July 1.
Stadium tours will feature an array of star-studded opening guests such as A$AP Rocky, Beck, Thundercat and St. Vincent.
“Fear of Dawn” by Jack White
Multi-Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter, blues-rock and garage rock revival veteran, producer and instrumentalist Jack White is set to release his fourth studio album, fear of dawnApril 8.
The full album follows his previous album, Repo scopewhich was released in 2018. We saw the former duo member The White Stripes and founder of Third Man Records lean into experimental genres like art rock and rap for his 2018 release.
fear of dawn, will be the first of the singer’s next two albums due for release in 2022, under his own label Third Man Records. The folk, metal and rock-inspired album features the intense opener “Taking Me Back,” featuring soaring guitar riffs and classic rock beats, as well as a song titled “HI-DE-HO” featuring Q-Tip.
“Planet Zero” by Shinedown
All set to release on April 22, 2022, Planet Zero is the seventh studio album by American rock band Shinedown, via Atlantic Records. In 2022 with their dystopian chart-topping track “Planet Zero”, the group released their second single titled “The Saints Of Violence And Innuendo” on March 25.
Presenting the theme of social unrest in today’s world through its lyrics, the new track highlights the band’s musical bandwidth and heavier rock beats. Shinedown lead singer Brent Smith paints a musical picture featuring controversial topics spanning the catastrophic events that have unfolded over the past two years across the two singles.
The lyrics of the chorus of “The Saints Of Violence And Innuendo” describe the world today as a time devoid of empathy.
The band has been touring across the United States since January 2022 and also recently announced “The Planet Zero World Tour” in support of their new 20-track album. They are scheduled to perform live in several other US states from April, with rock band The Pretty Reckless and singer DIAMANTE, followed by performances at select festivals and sets with special guest Iron Maiden in the Kingdom. UK and Europe in June.
This tour will continue with shows in Canada featuring Pop Evil and Ayron Jones in July and August, concluded with a US tour throughout September and October with rapper Jelly Roll and singer-songwriter John Harvie.
“Family” by Camila Cabello
Family will mark Cabello’s third studio album. Family is inspired by the precious time she spent with her family in Miami during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The energetic lead single from this album, “Don’t Go Yet”, is created using both Spanish and English lyrics, making it an appealing mix of Latin-inspired music and pop beats. The song was influenced by Latin music that the singer-songwriter listened to in his childhood and youth.
Through her third album, out April 8 on Epic Records, the Cuban-American artist strives to highlight the importance of celebrating cultural roots and a sense of community. The new album comes out after his 2019 studio album, Romance.
Swedish House Mafia’s “Paradise Again”
All set for release on April 15, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello of legendary electronic dance and music supergroup Swedish House Mafia make a historic comeback with their debut studio album. Heaven again under the Republic Records label.
The debut album will be available to fans a decade after the 2012 release of their second compilation album. Until now. This was followed by the iconic band announcing their shock disbandment, shaking the dance and music community to their core. Until now was the album that spawned generational dance anthems like “Don’t You Worry Child” and “Save the World.”
Giving their fans another reason to rejoice, the album release matches Swedish House Mafia’s highly anticipated performance at the coveted ‘Coachella’ music festival, in April 2022, alongside massive artists such as Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Kanye West.
The group released their comeback singles “It Gets Better” and “Lifetime” with artists 070 Shake and Ty Dolla $ign in 2021, followed by the groovy track “Redlight” in collaboration with musician Sting, in March 2022, with their respective clips. .
The upcoming album will also feature a single titled “Moth to a Flame” featuring popular high-profile artist, The Weeknd. The legendary band are about to begin their first major world tour after ten long years.
You can buy tickets here.
‘Puppy Luv’ by Chloe Moriondo
Chloe Moriondo, a young solo artist who rose to prominence through her YouTube channel and social media presence, has announced a new EP (Extended Play) titled Puppy in love. The five-track EP is set to drop on April 8.
To promote the upcoming release of her Puppy in love EP, the internet sensation and aspiring singer gave her fans a sneak peek at the canine-themed album with her catchy single titled “Sammy,” along with a music video. The artist makes forays into playful and experimental music and visuals, featuring his dog Sammy in the music video.
Ribbon Around The Bomb by Blossoms
Another, one of the exciting album releases includes Ribbon around the bomb by English indie pop band Blossoms, produced by acclaimed producers and longtime collaborators James Skelly and Rich Turvey.
The album’s name was inspired by a fateful description of one of Frida Kahlo’s paintings, which the band’s frontman, Tom Ogden, witnessed while on a 2019 tour of Spain. Therefore, the band decided to adopt “Ribbon Around The Bomb” as the name of the album.
The Stockport-based band’s fourth studio album is set for release on April 29 via Blood Records, following their 2020 album Insane love spaces.
The upcoming album will feature 12 tracks, of which the band previously shared the title track, “Ribbon Around the Bomb” and its accompanying music video in January 2022.
‘Alpha Games’ by Bloc Party
Alpha Games is the sixth studio album by British rock band Bloc Party comprising artists Kele Okereke, Russell Lissack, Justin Harris and Louise Bartle. Scheduled to be released on April 29, 2022, the new music album is the band’s first release since their 2016 album titled hymns.
Produced by Nick Launay and Adam Greenspan, the group will release their music under the BMG/Infectious label. Prior to the drop, Bloc Party shared four singles from the 12-track album, namely “Traps” in late 2021, followed by “The Girls are Fighting”, “Sex Magik” and “If We Get Caught” in 2022.
To support the long-awaited release of their sixth album, a full UK tour is set to begin in Birmingham on May 26.