Marshmello Pushes Boundaries With Latest Album, “Shockwave” [LISTEN]

Up till now, each new Marshmello album has been titled Joytime, with every successive iteration receiving a Roman numeral so as of launch. For the primary time, at this time, he’s launched an album with out the Joytime moniker, his fourth studio album, Shockwave.

The 12-track Shockwave explores genres akin to entice, dance, bass home, dubstep, tech, and every thing in between by calling upon collaborators like TroyBoi, DJ Sliink, Nitti Gritti & Megan Thee Stallion, Carnage, Eptic & Juicy J, Subtronics, SIPPY, and PEEKABOO. Sonically, it’s much more various and experimental, for Marshmello, than his earlier albums. Quite a lot of this apparently has to do with spending extra time within the studio with Southside.

“I’ve been blessed sufficient to be taken beneath the wing of the legendary hip hop producer Southside,” says Marshmello. “[…] With this new album, I needed the affect of quite a lot of hip hop drums, and I believe listening via, you possibly can hear that.”

Over simply the previous few weeks, Marshmello has been pumping out new singles from the album, dropping six of all of them earlier than the album was launched, the most recent being the huge dubstep collaboration with Subtronics, “Home Occasion.” Among the many remaining singles, we get much more collaborations, all with totally different flavors and influences.

On first pay attention, it might actually seem that the album suffers from a scarcity of cohesive sound. Because it goes from one style to a different to a different and again once more, with no actual thread tying them collectively, that may usually occur. However I additionally suppose that we’ve develop into too conditioned to anticipate full, idea albums from artists currently. Shockwave is extra like an prolonged EP, displaying off a bunch of enjoyable, totally different sounds and presenting them in a concise bundle. And in that sense, Marshmello succeeds.


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