2017 might as well may have locked down the album of the year, and it has barely just begun. The brilliant debut album from London-based duo Third Party called ‘Hope’ on their own imprint Release Records / Armada Music, is truly one for the books. From the very beginning of their careers as staple artists of Steve Angello‘s Size Records all the way to their current position as icons of the progressive house genre, Harry and Jonnie have done a mind-blowing job with both their productions and songwriting as well as building one of the strongest artist brands the genre has ever seen.
Very few albums in modern-day dance music have managed to capture the pure soul and raw emotion as the new album does; and in an era where commercial releases and heavy, banging drops are more likely to rise to the top, true art is becoming increasingly harder to come by. A well-composed album tells the story of the artist(s) behind it, and that is exactly what Third Party’s ‘Hope’ does.
It’s hard to pick a favorite track out of the new album, as every single track on it is nothing short of a masterpiece. The first track, a brand new single called ‘Without You’, sets the tone for the entire LP, and hooks listeners on from the very beginning; steering them into a captivating journey through the beautiful vocals and the stellar melodies Third Party’s productions have come to be known for. The following tracks on the album, such as ‘Veins‘, ‘Live Forever’, ‘Guiding Light’, and ‘Have No Fear’, effortlessly capture the inspiration and drive behind the entire project, and will keep listeners enraptured throughout the entirety of ‘Hope’.
While a few of the tracks which make an appearance on the album have been previously released, such as the duo’s explosive earlier singles ‘Arrival’, ‘Waiting’, and their festival-breaking collaboration with Martin Garrix called ‘Lions In The Wild’, they all play their part in the story Third Party want to express with ‘Hope’. The remainder of the album sees some remarkable tracks such as ‘Hurt’, ‘Get Back’, and ‘Veins’, and to top it all off, closes with an astounding VIP rendition of one of the duo’s most iconic hits of their career, ‘Everyday Of My Life’.
Overall, the new Third Party album ‘Hope’ is one bound to be remembered for a very long time, as one of the finest musical compilations of the decade. A firm favorite of ours, the 11-track LP has been on rotation since we first listened to it, and is undoubtedly one of the best electronic dance music albums we’ve heard in years. Check out the album in its entirety below, as well as a short discussion that We Rave You had with Third Party on their artistic background, their inspirations, and what caused them to sit down and compose such a beautiful piece of art. You can also grab your copy of ‘Hope’ album here and stream the album via Spotify beside or via Soundcloud below:
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