When Kygo premiered “Stargazing,” this EP’s title track, at Norway’s Jugendfest, its bright-eyed tropical house and subtle Justin Jesso vocal brought his native crowd to its feet.
Ellie Goulding and Sasha Sloan lend the producer stellar vocals elsewhere, with “First Time” a gleaming pop dream and “This Town” blending soft-focus memories of home with pristine chillhouse.
Howevwer, Kygo‘s newest single has arrived on Ultra Music one day ahead of schedule — and plot twist, it’s actually part of a star-studded, five-track surprise EP of the same title.
In addition to “Stargazing,” the glistening, feel-good track the Norwegian hitmaker first previewed at his home country’s Judgenfest in August, the EP includes another new track called “This Town” with Sasha Sloan. While “Stargazing” is an energy-packed, piano-backed jam, the latter track offers a more mellow, tropical house vibe, featuring smooth acoustics and Sloan’s honeyed croons.
”Really enjoyed working with Justin Jesso on ‘Stargazing’ and even more excited for all my fans to hear it,” Kygo tells Billboard. “I’ve been playing it at recent shows and the reaction has been incredible.”
Making up the rest of the tracklist are already-released tracks “It Ain’t Me” with Selena Gomez, “First Time” with Ellie Goulding and last week’s U2 collab, “You’re The Best Thing About Me.” Check out the full Stargazing EP, below.