Steve Angello shares a striking new experimental film today for his song “Rejoice” that blends CGI, haute couture and a powerful sermon by one of the country’s biggest preachers, T.D. Jakes. Unlike anything he’s done before, the new music goes into a much darker, artful direction inspired by Steve’s own spiritual awakening.
A long-standing icon in the dance world, Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum selling DJ/producer Steve Angello returns with two brand new songs “Breaking Kind” and “Rejoice” on Size Records. They’re the first of several songs that will be released monthly from his upcoming album, Almost Human, out later this year via Kobalt. Sonically the songs are a stark turn for the producer.
They’re highly emotive – “Rejoice” features a powerful sermon by world renowned preacher, T.D. Jakes (called “America’s Best Preacher” by Time Magazine and “One of the Nation’s Most Influential & Mesmerizing Preachers” by The New York Times), who deeply impacted Steve’s own life. The staggering track, “Breaking Kind”, features Paul Meany, the lead singer and keyboardist for the alternative Grammy-nominated rock band Mutemath and maps out Steve’s wide emotional and skill range. These two tracks make up the album’s first installment, Act I – Genesis.
The album will be released in three parts signifying different stages of his life: Act I – Genesis, Act ll – Inferno, and Act lll – Paradiso. After feeling disillusioned by his craft and a recent spiritual awakening, Angello decided to reinvent his live performances by creating the three acts, each embodying its own universe, and providing an alternative way to ingest music.
This desire to stray from the norm led him to the create “Rejoice”, which in turn inspired the rest of the album. The project as a whole will showcase his own personal and sonic evolution. Fans will be able to receive the songs automatically each month through his streaming subscription on Spotify here:https://s-a.lnk.to/spotify.
This follows his 2016 debut solo album Wild Youth of which he released on his own SIZE Records and debuted #1 on the iTunes Dance chart in over 42 countries. The highly personal album showcased Steve’s undeniable skill. In addition, he personally created a collection of physical and virtual art and fashion pieces that were showcased throughout the campaign and culminated in a gallery exhibit during New York Fashion Week. Since the release, Steve has headlined some of the biggest festivals across the globe and continued to grow his striking live performances.