Well Gareth has been talking a while about an upcoming album for us, and we are very excited for it. He says to expect something different from what he's been putting out the past couple of years. We all loved Northern Lights as well as the remixed album.
In the next few months expect to hear some new tracks in Gareth Emery's livesets around the world!
Gareth Emery Interview News Flash : My upcoming 2014 album will not feature trap, Dubstep, drops or "that sound" we've heard in EDM tracks about 10,000 this year. Do not get me wrong - I like "bangers" and have played my fair share of them, especially at festivals when they're pretty fun, but that is not the musical direction I am going in right now.It's all about melody & songs. In a variety of styles. About 85% there ... I know it's been a while so thank you for sticking with me. I am working hard to reward your patience.
Finally, it’s happening, nearly 4 years after my first artist album ‘Northern Lights’ the follow up is ready.
I’ve basically been writing this new album since Concrete Angel (nearly two years) and without any bias (wink wink) I can honestly say I think it’s the best work of my career. It’s all about songs and melodies and a step away from EDM festival drops – yes, there are a varieties of styles represented, but each and every track is absolutely Gareth Emery.
A few of the tracks have been tested extensively in my sets and tweaked many times based on crowd reaction (Firebird, Javelin, Layers, Entrada) but I am most excited about some of the vocalists. As usual, I wanted to stay away from big name artists and work with as many people as possible who hadn’t sung on dance tracks before, so I’ve recruited a few people from the worlds of acoustic music, some songwriters, and one vocalist who works in a shop that we found singing covers on YouTube. I doubt he’ll be there for long though, he’s absolutely incredible.
Of course it was also amazing to work with Krewella (some of the nicest, most talented people on the planet) and of course Bo Bruce who sung the first single ‘U’ which has gone down extremely well. Her voice is just next level and I’m sure this won’t be the only track we do together. Finally, Christina Novelli returns for a track, as does my sister Roxanne who also co-wrote a number of the other songs on the album. All in all I’m pretty f*cking excite to share this with you.
Ok, enough chat from me – it’ll be out April 1st but you can pre-order it from iTunes right now by going here: http://smarturl.it/GE-DRIVE
2. Dynamite (feat. Christina Novelli)
3. Eye of the Storm (feat. Gavin Beach)
4. Javelin (feat. Ben Gold)
5. Beautiful Rage (feat. LJ Ayrten)
6. Million Years (feat. Asia Whiteacre)
8. Soldier (feat. Roxanne Emery)
9. Lights & Thunder (feat. Krewella)
10. U (feat. Bo Bruce
11. Long Way Home
12. Layers [Bonus Track]
Release Date : 01.04.2014
Label : Garuda
Gareth Emery ft. Bo Bruce - U