Gareth Emery Releases ‘Drive’ Album, And It’s Breathtaking [Stream]
As promised, no “trap, dubstep or drops.” Gareth Emery released Drive, his first album in 4 years, on April 1st, and with it he delivered some true electronic dance music with entrancing melodies, uplifting breakdowns, and infectious vocals. Old school techno and trance vibes meet today’s energetic synths to create tomorrow’s sound. Past, present, and future of dance music packaged into one album, Drive. You’ll surely want to listen to this one from start to finish, and then repeat.
And in case you were wondering, his personal favorite track? “Long Way Home” – it’s over 7 minutes of euphoria. Read what Gareth had to say about the release after the jump, and about a few select tracks here.
iTunes: Gareth Emery – Drive (Album)
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.