The UK duo – one of the fastest rising Progressive House acts anywhere in the world – finally dropped their much anticipated second studio album ‘TOGETHER’ today, on in-house imprint Release Records.
Featuring nine tracks in total, the long player builds on their growing global reputation as one of the most exciting, uplifting production outfits on the scene. Brimming with the kind of euphoric, vocal-driven house the pair have become known for around the world, ‘TOGETHER’ is a perfect showcase for their unique sound. Opener ‘Take Me Higher’, title track ‘Together’, ‘Shadows’ and ‘Northern Lights’ join the five singles already out for release – ‘Come With Me’, ‘Midnight’, ‘Free’, ‘Falling’ and ‘Remember’ – which along with ‘Northern Lights’ features one half of the outfit, Harry Bass, on vocals.
A crowd-pleasing, floor-shaking, hands-in-the-air celebration of all things house, ‘TOGETHER’ possesses and encapsulates a sentiment of positivity that continually strikes a much-needed chord with fans. In a world increasingly perpetrated by themes of fear and isolation, ‘TOGETHER’ fights back, channeling the original spirit of UK rave that saw people of all walks of life come together on one dance floor.
It was a theme the pair carried over from the music into the album’s artwork. A closer look at the seemingly pixelated image reveals over 800 photos sent in by fans, literally coming together to create the visual. Jonnie Macaire and Harry spoke about the process of creating the album and the importance of driving home a message of positivity through their production.
“After receiving such meaningful and inspiring feedback from our debut album ‘HOPE’, we wanted to jump right back into the album process and create another body of work that we can be proud of.
With the release of our second album ‘TOGETHER’, we think we can safely say we put everything we have into making another album that hopefully motivates and brings joy to our fans who we owe everything to. Without them, none of this would be possible, which is a big part of the reason why we called the album ‘TOGETHER’ and created the artwork out of pictures of the people that believe in us and help motivate us into making the best art we can.
We think ‘TOGETHER’ not only puts a stamp on what our identity is as Third Party, but it’s the nearest we have come to express who and what we are as artists. From the euphoric uplifting progressive melodies and harmonies, to the very UK based vibe with the use of sampling old vocals, it’s the blend of these different styles that we hope creates our unique sound.”
‘TOGETHER’ stands on the shoulders of a huge run of music that the pair unleashed over recent years. 2017’s massive debut album ‘Hope’ spawned hits like ‘Live Forever’, ‘Everyday Of My Life’ and the 30 million+ Spotify streaming Garrix collaboration ‘Lions In The Wild.’ Fans turned out in their hundreds of thousands on tours that stretched from South America to Asia and everywhere in between. Their LIIIVE show debuted domestically in front of 18,000 screaming fans at Creamfields UK and outside of the UK at Ultra Korea. Key performances at Ministry of Sound, Don’t Let Daddy Know and their sell-out ADE showcase.