GROOVE ARMADA REVEAL DETAILS OF THEIR FIRST ALBUM IN 10 YEARS ‘EDGE OF THE HORIZON’
You’ll be on the edge of the horizon with this new album! After a ten year spell back in the house underground, Tom Findlay and Andy Cato have finally unveiled the details of a fully-fledged new Groove Armada LP. About time, boys! We’ve been impatiently waiting. The eleven-track ‘Edge Of The Horizon’ will be released on October 2nd via BMG.
As always with GA it’s a melting pot of styles. However, this is in contrast to the guitar-laden sound of their last album. This was called the Grammy-nominated “Black Light”. The album uniting stylistic thread here lies somewhere between Hall & Oates, Prince, and Roxy Music.
About Edge of The Horizon
‘Edge Of The Horizon’ features a whole range of vocal talent. For instance, this includes friends and neighbors to the godfather of UK Garage Todd Edwards who appears on ‘Lover 4 Now’, out today. That track is a summer anthem of positivity, love, and togetherness. The track is uplifting and groovy, hence the name of the crew. Todd’s signature vocals shimmer above a straight-ahead italo-disco groove. It was made with a moment in mind. “Ibiza. Poolside at Pikes, that time of the evening when day becomes night and anything seems possible”. Take me to Ibiza, friends!
With the band no longer geographically in the same place, the making of ‘Edge of the Horizon’ involved Andy and Tom coming together for a series of intense studio sessions. Nothing can keep this powerhouse duo apart.
Says Cato: “During those studio days, the rest of the world shuts down. There’s an intensity, anyone looking in might say madness, that kicks in when we’re totally lost amongst the instruments, synths, and records day and night. But that shared, unspoken feeling that comes when we both know we’ve got it right cuts through as clear as ever.”
About Groove Armada
Groove Armada’s flair for blending electro elements with the energy of a live band remains at the heart of the record. You can see that from the sample track released and I’m positive the rest of the tracks will include this as well. In fact, the foundations of this album are the memories of the 15 years they spent on the road playing dance music live. The legendary GA tour bus parties had a strong dose of yacht rock on the playlist. ‘Holding Strong’ is an unashamed salute to the best of those searing emotional highs of the 80s. NYCs She Keeps Bees heads up the title track, born out of a groove left on the cutting room floor during the chaotic Black Light sessions.
Chicago house music icon Paris Brightledge deploys his iconic tones on two tracks, and Empire Of The Sun and Pnau’s Nick Littlemore features on the lockdown anthem, ‘Get Out on the Dancefloor’. Great collaborators equal great collabs!
With three UK Top 10 hits, three Grammy nominations, and a succession of seminal classics under their belt, Groove Armada is one of the most influential forces in dance music. The next chapter in Groove Armada history begins with the October release of ‘Edge of the Horizon’ and continues when these tunes are transformed into live dance music in that way that only GA can. Can you wait until October? But first, can you believe it’s almost the end of August?
NEW SINGLE ‘LOVER 4 NOW’ FEAT. TODD EDWARDS IS OUT TODAY
LISTEN TO ‘LOVER 4 NOW’ HERE
PRE-ORDER ‘EDGE OF THE HORIZON’ HERE
Get Out On The Dancefloor (feat. Nick Littlemore)
Tripwire (feat. Nick Littlemore)
Don’t Give Up
Edge Of The Horizon
Lover 4 Now (feat. Todd Edwards)
I Can Only Miss You
What Cha Gonna Do With Your Love
Dance Our Hurt Away
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