THE BLAZE ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR DEBUT ALBUM DANCEHALL ON SEPTEMBER 7
NEW TRACK SHE AVAILABLE NOW ON ANIMAL 63 / COLUMBIA RECORDS
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Jonathan (left) and Guillaume Alric (right) of The Blaze
“Somebody give The Blaze an Oscar already” – Fader
“Their lucid electronica dazzles – the perfect, stunning end to a festival [Primavera] live no other” – NME
“Another demonstration of their boundless ability to make carefully crafted and beautiful work.” – The Line of Best Fit
“Marvelous, engrossing, cinematic work of art” – Clash
“The Blaze will be the best electronic duo to ever do it” – Noisey
(Columbia Records, London, UK – June 29, 2018) – French duo The Blaze have today announced the release of their debut album DANCEHALL, out on September 7 on Animal 63 / Columbia Records.
Not be confused with the sound specific of the Jamaican genre, DANCEHALL is instead a tribute to the scene itself which originated in the 1940’s. The dance hall was created from a desire to simply come together and party, at a time when the only way to listen to your favourite artist was to come together in such a way. This was a place where people lived, loved and danced. An overwhelming sense of humanity surrounds all that The Blaze create and perhaps that’s what DANCEHALL is, a complete reflection on said humanity.
The Blaze, comprising the cousins Guillaume and Jonathan Alric, 36 and 29 respectively, released their debut single Virile in January 2016, notching breakout success with the accompanying video. Then, in February 2017, Territory introduced tens of millions of music fans around the world to an audio-visual experience that was entirely new.
This spring, fresh from the stages of Coachella, The Blaze returned with Heaven, the first single to be taken from their debut album DANCEHALL. The sumptuous video completes - alongside Virile and Territory - a triptych.
During their short tenure, The Blaze have already won numerous awards for their work including the Grand Prix at Cannes Lions and the Best Directors award at Berlin Music Video Awards, to name but a few.
Today, The Blaze offer fans another taster from their forthcoming debut album in the form of SHE.
Source Sony Music
June 29, 2018 11:53am ET by Sony Music