What are the best songs and most anticipated albums of January 2024? Numéro unveils its monthly playlist, from new albums by Kali Uchis and Shay to new singles by Ariana Grande and Lil Nas X. Orquídeas: the successful new album by Kali Uchis Last year, Colombian-American singer Kali Uchis released one of the best albums of 2023: Red Moon in Venus. This year, she has once again hit the mark. In fact, the pin-up artist with a 2000s vibe – who has accumulated 17 billion streams – is back with another smooth record set to be released on January 12, 2024: Orquídeas. The collaborator of Tame Impala and Tyler, The Creator named this album in homage to the national flower of Colombia. She explained in a press release: “We have more species of orchids than anywhere else in the world. I have always felt intrigued and magnetized by this flower. This album is inspired by the timeless, strange, mystical, striking, graceful and sensual allure of the orchid. With this vast field of fresh energy, I aim to redefine the way we look at Latin singers.” Mission accomplished with a dense album (house, pop, R’n’B) oscillating between melancholy and dance rhythms, sung in Spanish. Other enchanting releases this January 2024? On January 5, the charismatic musicians of The Last Dinner Party released the epic song Caesar on a TV Screen accompanied by a video that plunges us into ancient Rome. On January 12, two reissues by the cult Scottish dream pop rock band Cocteau Twins were released: Four-Calendar Café and Milk & Kisses, as well as the album Insano by rapper Kid Cudi. On January 19, a very successful new album by rapper Shay, entitled Pourvu qu’il pleuve, as well as an album by the American all-female rock group Sleater-Kinney were released. Finally, singer Crystal Murray also released a new single this month, as did Shygirl, Key Glock, Erika De Casier, Suki Waterhouse, The Smile, and Anna Calvi. The beginning of the year is already marked by two excellent comebacks. Lil Nas X unveiled his track J Christ accompanied by a beautiful video fully in line with Montero (2021). Once again exploring religious aesthetics (with a blasphemous tendency), the American rapper, who previously embodied Adam, now becomes Jesus. Meanwhile, Ariana Grande tries out new sounds by blending her pop with house in the superb Yes, and?. Already compared to Madonna’s Vogue (1990), Lady Gaga’s Babylon (2020), or Beyoncé’s Break my soul (2022), this anthem of joy sets the tone for a new album, which does not yet have an exact release date (but is planned for 2024), placed under the sign of emancipation.
At 32, Mary Aldreen is an American content writer whose heart beats to the rhythm of music and the dazzle of celebrity life. Born in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, Mary was always at the epicenter of where music meets fame. Her passion for music started early, attending live concerts and music festivals, where she not only fell in love with melodies and lyrics but also became fascinated by the stories of those who create them.