Reveals Blockbuster Tracklisting for New Album, ASCEND, Out August 16, Including Collaborations With The Chainsmokers, X Ambassadors, Said The Sky & More
“Good Things Fall Apart” Featuring Jon Bellion Amasses 62 Million Streams
Gearing Up For Biggest Headline Run To Date, The ASCEND Tour, Across North America This Fall
Listen To “Blood” Ft. Foy Vance Here:https://Illenium.lnk.to/Blood
View The Lyric Video Here:https://Illenium.lnk.to/Blood/YouTube
Maintaining unstoppable momentum, ILLENIUM releases a brand-new track entitled “Blood”featuring Foy Vance today, listen HERE. It paves a path for the imminent arrival of his third full-length studio album, ASCEND, on August 16 via Astralwerks. Continuing an ethereal, apocalyptic aesthetic, ILLENIUM shares the accompanying lyric video for “Blood,” which can be viewed HERE.
“Blood” sends a message to his devout and diehard fan base worldwide. Its distillation of dubstep dissonance and soulful vocal transmissions from critically acclaimed Irish troubadour Foy Vanceencapsulates ILLENIUM’s intriguing and inimitable alchemy as a producer. Thematically, the track sends an assuring and comforting reminder to fans: “We’re all together. We cope by having a community. We’re blood,” he affirms.
Additionally, he revealed the powerhouse tracklisting for ASCEND, including stunning collaborations such as “In Your Arms” ft. X Ambassadors, “Gorgeous” ft. Bipolar Sunshinewith Blanke, and “Takeaway” ft. Lennon Stella with The Chainsmokers. The latter impacted a couple of weeks ago and already crossed 15 million total streams and 8+ million views for the entrancing music video.
Critics also unanimously praised the song. Billboard described it as, “a tale of broken hearts told from the perspective of a damaged and untrustworthy lover,” and YourEDM predicted, “[it] will definitely start some singalongs in the crowd.” In summation,Dancing Astronaut proclaimed it,“the collaboration of the summer.”
ASCEND also boasts the previously released “Good Things Fall Apart” with Jon Bellion. The anthem recently surpassed 62 million total streams and counting. Other album cuts tallied impressive numbers such as “Take You Down” (50 million streams), “Crashing” ft. Bahari (49 million streams), and more. ILLENIUM has notably amassed nearly 2 billion streams across all music in addition to averaging 10.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Not to mention, he already moved 250,000-plus tickets for this fall’s The Ascend Tour, which stops at iconic venues Madison Square Garden, Staples Center, and Red Rocks for three sold-out nights. The full itinerary can be found below. For more ticket information, visit ILLENIUM.com.
The upcoming album projects ILLENIUM’s immersive vision in widescreen. Not only does it musically traverse levels of electronic, alternative, indie, pop-punk, and dubstep, but it lyrically shares intimate and relatable stories inside of vibrant vignettes. Personal, poetic, and powerful, it represents the uncompromising ascension of this innovator.