I am excited for the release of Gareth Emery’s second album, Drive. The reason for that is he is taking a different approach and not including bangers on this album. That means no leads, no huge drops, no club nonsense. Not to say I don’t like that, but I am digging this approach for the album. The rest can be individual tracks he puts out. Gareth Emery put out his first track from the album, “Long Way Home” and wow, its good. The track starts off with a trance type melody. The vocals and synth are solid throughout the track. The song takes you on an adventure, which is exactly what he was going for.
I wanted this to be the first track from Drive I shared with you all not because it’s the biggest or the best, but because it’s probably my personal favourite.
The album was basically inspired by a road trip I took with my wife from New York to Los Angeles last year, taking in Route 66 and numerous ghost towns, deserts, mountain passes, dirt roads etc, and I came up with the melody for this one towards the end, somewhere in the Mojave Wilderness as we finally made it into California, the setting sun of the West in the distance. A long way from home, and still fairly far from our final destination, but the end was in sight. And that’s the moment the track basically came to describe. It isn’t really a club banger, or a club track. It’s just something I felt like writing.
Anyway – enough deep shit. Still feels slightly surreal to be sharing this body of work after waiting so long. More soon.