Retro after many years has always been the most attractive trend of the world music market. Despite turning into a new decade, many US-UK artists still turn to Retro as a way to ‘rediscover themselves’ or ‘refresh themselves’ and of course – extremely successful!
The Weeknd – After Hours
Just by a quick glance, we also realize After Hours is a product of the breath of the old decade. Prior to the album’s release, The Weeknd was ahead of singles like Heartless, Blinding Lights or the song of the same name as the album. All are impressed by the charismatic retro style, wild looks and somewhat crazy from music to the image of a 30-year-old star. As one of the most powerful albums, After Hours became the first album to be able to dominate the Billboard 200 chart for 4 consistently weeks, since Drake’s Scorpion of 2018.
In particular, all 14 songs on the album are included in the Billboard Hot 100, including two hits that have won No.1, which are Heartless and Blinding Lights. Not only conquering the audience, After Hours is also very popular with professionals, promising to be an extremely heavy opponent at the upcoming major awards ceremonies.
Lady Gaga – Chromatica
After more than 10 years of experimenting with all the nuances of Pop, Lady Gaga decided to return to the place where the ‘monster mother’ belongs – Dance Pop. Paving the way for this journey is the Stupid Love theme single with the familiar melody that used to help Lady Gaga spread horizontally along 2008 and 2009. The song also reminds the old decade with a very loud, catchy sound, making everyone dance and dance.
The next single was aired by Lady Gaga as the fans became ‘panicked’. In collaboration with Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga successfully covered the song Rain On Me with a 90s disco shirt. While Stupid Love stopped at No. 5, Rain On Me made a debut debut in the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, paving the way for a beautiful album coming after.
Just before launching Chromatica on May 29, Lady Gaga suddenly released one of the most anticipated songs on the album. It’s Sour Candy with the popular K-pop group BLACKPINK. Pitchfork – a very fastidious music critic gave Chromatica some pretty good points – 7.3. Chromatica is expected to lead the Billboard 200 chart next week.
New Hope Club – Worse
After their debut album, the young band New Hope Club also captured the retro trend with their new single Worse, recreating both music and fashion styles from the 1960s to the 90s. Three British hotboys that fit this classic style. Not only looks, New Hope Club’s warm and smooth voice and half-old, half-new melody also quickly ‘knock down’ many audiences.
The MV is also invested by the band when inviting a series of famous actors in the super hot television series of the past to participate, increasing the nostalgia for Worse such as Bailee Madison (MV director), Jennifer Stone, David. DeLuise, … of the movie Wizards Of Waverly Place or Bart Johnson, Robyn Lively, … in High School Musical.
5 Seconds Of Summer – CALM
The latest studio album of the band 5 Seconds Of Summer – CALM also carries the breath of the old decade. The retro pop in the 1980s was expressed through some outstanding songs such as Wildflower, No Shame, … This project marked the maturity of the quartet in both lyric and musical styles. Here, fans can still hear the unique sound of 5SOS label, and welcome new and more interesting things in the group.
Very soon after launched, CALM has moved straight to the second position of the prestigious Billboard 200 chart. This is also the album that helps 5SOS to lead the 4th consecutive RIAA Albums chart in their native Australia.