MASTERS OF DANCE-PO GALANTIS ARE BACK
Masters of dance-pop Galantis are back with their highly anticipated new album, “The Aviary” – out now via Atlantic / Big Beat.
“The Aviary” follows Galantis’ 2015 debut album “Pharmacy” which yielded two platinum-selling UK hits, ‘Peanut Butter Jelly’ and ‘Runaway (U&I)’. In 2017, the duo continues to go from strength to strength with over 1.2 billion Spotify streams to date. ‘No Money’ is now the duo’s biggest hit to date – platinum certified with over 600 million streams globally, 288 million YouTube views and iTunes Top 10 positions in 43 countries. Their recent smash ‘Hunter’ became their highest streaming debut to date, with over 1.2 million UK streams in its first week, swiftly going on to racking up over 68 million streams.
With certified bangers ‘No Money’, ‘Love on Me’, ‘Peanut Butter Jelly’ and ‘Runaway (U & I)’ all on BBC Radio 1’s A-list high rotation, Galantis is set to continue their hitmaking streak with “The Aviary”.
It is no surprise that Galantis have quickly become recognised worldwide for their ability to craft solid pop melodies, the duo boasts a unique DNA that sets them apart from their peers. Between the Grammy-nominated songwriting and production pair – Christian Karlsson (Bloodshy & Avant, Miike Snow) and Linus Eklöw (Style of Eye) – they have collaborated with top artists like Madonna, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, Charli XCX, Icona Pop, Lykke Li and Sky Ferreira to name a few. All up, Christian and Linus have written and produced over 10 UK #1 hits.
Christian (Bloodshy) was behind Britney Spears’ mega hit ‘Toxic’, which earned him a Grammy and Ivor Novello award, and Linus (Style of Eye) co-wrote and produced Icona Pop and Charli XCX’s global smash ‘I Love It’, which has sold over 4.3 million copies worldwide.
“Pretty much every Galantis song is a ballad before we turn it into house music,” they say of their ‘song first’ approach.
“Within dance music, there are not many producers that write the way we do. Most people start with a track and then a top liner comes in. We usually start with the chord progression and melody, then we move on to do the lyrics before we start dressing the song up to become a dance track.”
Galantis show no signs of slowing down, recently performing to huge shows at V Festival, Creamfields, Radio 1’s Big Weekend and a headlining a sold out gig at the O2 Academy Brixton before kicking off their “The Aviary” tour in North America this month, with European dates to be announced shortly.
The band toured relentlessly across the globe while making “The Aviary”, hitting Europe and welcoming crowds in Canada, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
For Karlsson and Eklöw, the key to their artistry’s evolution on “The Aviary” came in embracing change. Karlsson points to an epiphany he had whilst visiting an aviary in Hong Kong that helped inspire the new album’s namesake: “This is what we feel like when we are trying to write songs in the studio. Our minds are like an aviary, we just have to go in and find that beauty in there.”
“The Aviary” sees Galantis take their tour-de-force of dance-pop to a whole new level, featuring collaborations with a handful of new-generation hit-writing talents including ROZES (Chainsmokers), Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry), Poo Bear (Justin Bieber), and Wrabel (Ellie Goulding).
“Galantis sends crowds soaring with reliably mammoth melodies”
– The New Yorker
“When it comes to cool pop-house hooks, Galantis is one of the best sounds around.”
“Everything Galantis touches is gold”
“A shining example of dance pop crossover at its finest, a solid body of work designed to thrill mainstream fans.”
– Dancing Astronaut
“THE AVIARY” TRACK LIST
- Galantis—True Feeling
2. Galantis—Hey Alligator
3. Galantis & ROZES—Girls On Boys
4. Galantis—Salvage (Up All Night) feat. Poo Bear
5. Galantis & Throttle—Tell Me You Love Me
8. Galantis—Written In The Scars feat. Wrabel
9. Galantis—Call Me Home
10. Galantis & Hook N Sling—Love On Me
11. Galantis—Pillow Fight
12. Galantis—No Money