New music Fridays are a thrilling, yet daunting prospect for any music lover.
It’s essentially a weekly holiday where fan-favorite artists and fresh faces alike drop their latest offerings for all the world to hear, flooding streaming services and digital retailers with an onslaught of aural goodies. But who has the time to sit there and listen to everything before updating their playlists? There’s just too much good stuff! (And, if we’re being honest, usually a few stinkers, too.)
As it turns out, we do. Welcome to The MixtapE!
We’ve nearly reached the finish line, friends.
And as such, we’re doing things a bit differently around these parts this week. As we prepare to say goodbye and good riddance to 2020, we thought we’d take one last look back at the year in music. And what a year it was.
Beginning with the return of Selena Gomez with Jan. 10’s Rare—no, we can’t believe that came out in 2020 either—all the the way through the unexpected drop of her BFF Taylor Swift‘s second surprise album, evermore, on Dec. 11, our favorite artists have often been the only company we’ve kept. And though it might be a while still until we can all safely gather together to hear these songs played live in concert or simply dance it out in a club, there’s no denying that these last 12 months would’ve been even darker without them.