Music Trends to Expect in 2022

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2021 was a year of heartbreak in the music industry. It started with Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” going viral. Later in the year, Adele opened up about her divorce with her album Adele 30. The raw intensity of this kind of music shattered the hearts of their listeners and resonated with their fans. Many more artists did the same thing with their art. Music trends of the future are looking at 2000’s nostalgia.

Here are some other trends that you can expect to see in the new music coming in 2022. Are you excited about these unique sounds?

1. Bringing Back Old 2000’s Sounds

Nostalgia in music trends is back in full swing. Up and coming musicians are making nods to the old-school sounds that first fueled their musical passion. “Brutal” by Olivia Rodrigo and Normani’s “Wild Side” are two examples of current songs that pay homage to Avril Lavigne. According to songwriter Jonathan Miller, “capturing that digital bubble aesthetic in different ways in their music videos” according to Jonathan Miller.

2. The Return of Rock

Many rock covers hit mainstream media in 2021, and this trend hasn’t stopped with the start of 2022! Rock had a long-lasting success in the early and mid-2000s. Listeners are beginning to recognize a complete comeback coming into fruition of this upbeat, guitar-heavy genre.

3. More and More Vibrant Colors in Music Advertising

Color schemes are essential for effective branding and marketing. A keen eye for distinctly identifiable colors has made a colossal impact on the music industry. This is especially true for both advertising and music video filming. Listeners are especially gravitating toward vibrant, celebratory colors that catch their eye.

Music is a way to express your deepest emotions and celebrate your most significant accomplishments! While trends come and go, keep an eye out for new sounds like these to make an appearance. 

Do you think that any of these styles will make their mark as unique music trends of 2022?

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