Tessuti’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2022

Tessuti’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2022

2022 carries much anticipation and hope for another vintage year of music. Perhaps the best album of the year has already been released or perhaps it will never come. We take a look at some of our must-streams and those on our wishlist.

Kanye West Donda


Kanye West (or is it ‘Ye’ now?) has announced his latest release, Donda 2 through his Instagram. The follow up to last year’s Donda, and theatrics at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, is due for release February 2nd and will see him team up with executive producer, Future, who he collaborated with on “I Won” back in 2014.

Also for fans for Ye, check out Jeen-Yuhs which premiered recently or how about a trip to Coachella for his headline slot?

Charli xcx

Charli XCX – Crash

Following up 2020’s How I’m Feeling Now, Charlie XCX has swapped sweet for sinister, dressing in black latex and dancing on a coffin for the lead single of her upcoming album Crash, “Good Ones”. The album features “demonically talented” collaborators such as A. G. Cook and Oneohtrix Point Never, as well as vocal collaborators Christine & the Queens and Caroline Palochek.

The Weeknd

The Weeknd: Dawn FM

Are we ever going to get over that Super Bowl halftime show? Nope, we think not. Released earlier this month, Dawn FM brings in high profile collabs with Post Malone and Rosalia. Backing up 2020’s era defining After Hours, Dawn FM was released with very little noise, this release offers some of Abel Tesfaye’s most honest work yet.


Lizzo – TBA

We’re on the edge of our seats for a follow up to Lizzo’s 2019 Cuz I Love You. Her most recent outing was single “Rumours” back in August, which saw her join forces with Cardi-B, but teasers for new music have been dropped just this week on her TikTok…could it be?!

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar – TBA

Is this year’s Superbowl halftime show the most anticipated ever? Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dog, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar. Mic well and truly dropped. Though having featured on a wealth of tracks by the likes of Frank Ocean, Anderson .Paak and Pharrell, it’s 2017 you have to go back to for Kendrick’s last release Damn, but damn! What a release. We have everything crossed for another release from the Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner.

Written by Thomas Sumner of The Essential Journal

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