“So proud to share our brand new album with you!! Blood, sweat and tears went into it and every song is special to us. We believe music is something to gather around and celebrate. To our body of believers – “CHURCH” is OUT NOW!!”
Church sees Galantis lend their hit-making characteristics to feel-good productions in their expertise of dance-pop tracks. The new album congregates a diversity of talent, bringing returning collaborator Hook N Sling, Yellow Claw, Bali Bandits, and more to crafting radio-friendly material.
Galantis is inching closer to the release of their upcoming album Church, and with that, the duo have dropped a new single titled, “Steel” ahead of the LP. “Steel” follows the pair’s late 2019 release, “Faith,” which featured songwriting icon Dolly Parton.
A stylistic departure from their typical output, “Steel” lands as a significant, yet welcomed divergence from the group’s usual sound. The track is initially mellow, with a calm and almost sorrowful vocal line that opens the release. Instead of synthesizing the vocals heavily, the track’s vocals remain natural, feeling nearly unaltered, with only a subtle piano line providing the framework. The track then takes a surprising turn as it twists into vintage Galantis, marked by light and bouncy demeanor. The break serves as a stark contrast from the beginning of the tune, alluding to a musical mosaic on the way on Church.
A few months ago, Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum released a new album with the Canadian musician Julie Doiron, Lost Wisdom pt. 2. And a couple weeks ago, the two musicians went out on tour in support of it. That tour is about to wrap up — they only have dates in Philadelphia and … More »
After the monster success of her great 2018 album Golden Hour, the glammy country queen Kacey Musgraves is taking a well-deserved victory lap and preparing to release a damn Christmas special. Last night, Musgraves was on The Tonight Show to talk about the whole experience, saying that it would be “my … More »
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Dolly Parton is the latest star to enter the dance music side of the musical spectrum, and she’s chosen a strong partner in Swedish hitmakers Galantis. The finished product is a moodlifter, with Galantis employing a mélange of cheery chord progressions and rich basslines over a mid-tempo foundation. Flecks of woodwind and violin tie the atmosphere together, making for an ideal complement to the balanced tones of their A-list collaborator and Dutch vocal sensation Mr. Probz. “Faith” is tailor-made for the airwaves, and a fun step outside the norm for Parton.
Galantis have had a strong 2019, increasing their heightening their crossover profile through collaborations with OneRepublic and Passion Pit for “Bones” and “I Found U,” respectively. Meanwhile, after the release of “Faith,” Dolly Parton told Rolling Stone that she’d be open to future work with Galantis, pending the success of their first single together.
Here’s something odd: Galantis, the EDM-oriented Swedish production duo who we used to post about quitefrequently, have released a song with Dolly Parton. Even weirder, joining the country music legend on the track is Mr. Probz, the Dutch rapper whose 2013 track “Waves” became an international hit when … More »