2021 has been a rough ride for many people worldwide, with the pandemic taking away our strength and ability to enjoy life to the fullest. But there is always hope around the horizon, and many people are getting vaccinated, and industries are starting to open up especiallymusic. Soon artists will be able to go tour and perform at our countries live for our waiting eyes to see and enjoy their music as we did before. We will see our favourite artists soon and feel every beat along with them while on stage. But songwriters were not just sitting at home doing nothing; they wrote and made songs for all of us to enjoy. Songwriters are putting out masterclass hits of all genres, from rap to indie to EDM, and there is enough for every music fanatic out there. Among all these jaw-dropping albums and the creators behind them, some stood out most this year with their lyrical masterpieces or magicalbeats. Here is our list of the best songwriters of 2021.
Billie Eilish has never been silent about her music. Her deep, meaningful vocals with intense lyrics strike our hearts in unprecedented times like no other. She is back this year with one of the best albums of 2021, Happier than Ever. Billie hit the park with this one as she addresses her lack of love in her past relationships and what she would do for love. This album combines deep, meaningful stories with Billie’s inimitable vocals and the smooth beat. Songs from her album like ‘Therefore I am’ and ‘Oxytocin’ are a fan favourite, and it looks like the Grammy winner Billie is sure to receive some awards for this fantastic album again.
The Long Beach rapper Vince Staples is back with another hot album, ‘Vince Staples,’ after his long silence since his last album in 2015. This is probably Vince’s most emotional and close-to-heart album as it addresses his birth in a rough place and how he grew up. He talks about experiences he had to endure, which will make us feel grateful about how we are because people have it worse, and he insists in the album that those bad experiences stick with you for the rest of your life. This album is deep, meaningful with the lyrical genius of Vince, which will surely win the hearts of many.
Bo Burnham is back with another magical creation of his beautiful mind which took the world by storm. Boisn’t our usual singer-songwriter as he is also a comedian, actor, and director. Yet he made a whole album of songs he wrote while ‘locked’ inside his room due to the pandemic. His album ‘Inside’ is a masterpiece that addresses the world, all its problems, socio-political problem, the whole pandemic, how it feels to turn 30 while stuck inside a house being too unable to go anywhere, and so forth. The album comes from a movie, also named ‘Inside,’ which he made entirely by himself throughout the whole year. This album indicates the genius that Bo has in songwriting and will surely leave everyone in awe.
Remember the little girl Paige from Bizaardvark? She has changed a lot, matured a lot, and has made an album named ‘Sour,’ one of the best albums of this whole year. Olivia has done it all with this one, as this album contains everything. From indie to pop to a slight tint of metal. Olivia went full-on with this one as she addressed her past relationships; she talks about her ex, how the other person moved on too quickly and how ‘jealous’ she is. If you still don’t believe people make good music when they are sad, listen to this album, as it will make everyone feel sad, ecstatic, romantic, and sweet. Olivia pairs the lyrics with her hard-hitting vocals, which brings pleasure to even the harshest critics. Her songs such as ‘driver’s license’ and ‘Deja Vu are the fan-favourites right now. Indeed by the end of this year, Olivia may snatch home a handful of awards.