Ferry Corsten releases 4th full-length studio album: WKND
Celebrating his 20th year as a world-class EDM (electronic dance music) DJ/producer, Ferry Corsten delivers his fourth full-length studio album, WKND on February 24th.
Blinding flashes of brilliance ensue from the first track through to the last, 15 in total including a (iTunes only) bonus track. Tight, punchy and radio-ready, the carefully crafted tracks on WKND are as well-suited for a packed dancefloor as they are for afternoon-drive on pop radio.
Pristine. Exhilarating. Epic. These words succinctly describe Ferry Corsten's music. Celebrating his 20th year as a world-class EDM (electronic dance music) DJ/producer, Ferry Corsten delivers his fourth full-length studio album, WKND, on February 24th. Blinding flashes of brilliance ensue from the first track through to the last, 15 in total including a bonus track on the iTunes edition. Tight, punchy and radio-ready, the carefully crafted tracks on WKND are as well-suited for a packed dancefloor as they are for afternoon-drive on pop radio. With this attention to detail, it’s no wonder Ferry Corsten is, today, amongst the most sought-after artists in the world. What Ferry Corsten creates in music is the sound of now….not following any trends in pop/dance radio, but rather setting them.
WKND showcases Ferry Corsten's artistic diversity. From the peak-time festival crowd-pleasers to the radio-ready pop songs and every step in between, Corsten paints with masterful strokes. The result is a collection of meticulously built tunes in perfect keeping with the sound of today.
For die-hard EDM lovers, Corsten delivers a stable of epic, anthemic tracks. From the mainroom-killing “Brute” with fellow superstar, Armin van Buuren, to the punchy “Take Me” and the progressive house track “Don’t Be Afraid” with its enormous build and resounding breakdown, Corsten generates a sense of apocalyptic urgency that’s nonetheless melodic and beautiful. “Sunday,” the iTunes bonus track , is written in a minor chord and is eerily good with its stuttered vocal stabs and warm bassline. Likewise, “WKND,” the title track, digs deep with its rumbling bottom and rejoicing synths before exploding with crushing ferocity. Ferry Corsten’s first single release of WKND was the hugely successful track “Feel It” which features a sample that has also been used in the classic house music anthem “Can You Feel It” by Philippe B vs Todd Terry. Corsten heralds a new era of euphoric, uplifting electronic music in its purest form on “A Day Without Rain” featuring Ellie Lawson, her super-charged vocals bringing smiles of ecstasy to club-goers’ faces. The equally inspiring albeit slower tempo “Walk On Air” featuring Pierre In The Air & Amba Shepherd is also a glimmering jewel.
Not one to be constrained to the underground EDM scene – vast as it may be – Ferry Corsten tackles and conquers the mainstream with a series of pop radio-friendly songs that have “hit” written all over them. It’s impossible to choose a favorite between this many gems. Take the soaring, sunshine-y song, “In Your Eyes” featuring JES, or the immaculate, annihilating ballad that is “Not Coming Down” featuring Betsie Larkin, and both are winners. Corsten proves that, in the right hands, male vocals can be just as hook-y, as exemplified by the previously released hit single, “Check It Out,” and the storming “Love Will,” the latter featuring Duane Harden. Corsten ensures that pop radio will indeed come calling with the proper song construction of “Let You Go” featuring K’s Choice singer Sarah Bettens, the luscious sonic pleasures of “Live Forever” featuring Aruna, and the catchy electro-house track “Ain’t No Stoppin’” featuring Ben Hague.
In the cutthroat world of A-list producers, evolution and adaptability become the keys to longevity. To wit, Ferry Corsten has been requested by fellow A-listers for remix work, including by: U2, Moby, Duran Duran, Public Enemy, William Orbit, Nelly Furtado, Faithless, The Killers and many others. As an original artist, WKND marks Ferry Corsten's fourth full-length artist album. Corsten's previous studio albums were: Twice In A Blue Moon (2008), L.E.F. (2006) and Right Of Way (2003).
With two decades as a professional performer under his belt, many of Corsten's compilations reflect his live sets at any given time. His many compilations include, Trance Nation, World Tour and Passport, and more recently, installations one and two of the wildly popular Once Upon A Night series. Once Upon A Night-Vol.1 hit the “#1” sales position on the iTunes Dance Chart (U.S.) within its first week of release. Best-selling singles from Ferry Corsten have also been numerous over the years, and fans still clamor to hear them in a live setting. Those singles include: “Punk”, “Gouryella” (with Tiësto), “Walhalla”, “Cry”, “Rock Your Body, Rock”, “Fire” and countless more. Today, Ferry Corsten heads his own Flashover Recordings imprint, releasing his own music and that of other promising talent. Corsten's weekly “Corsten’s Countdown” internationally syndicated radio show can be heard in more than 50 countries worldwide.
High-quality, full-length artist albums by EDM producers are few and far between. With WKND, Ferry Corsten again raises the bar.
WKND will be available on February the 24th.