This is Thomas Gold as you've never heard him before. Still the same flawless production, still the same innate understanding of the dance floor, still the same acute attention to detail that millions of fans the world over have come to expect from the seasoned producer. But as he releases Part 1 of his 2017 long player Revelation on Armada Music, he showcases a sense of maturity and a new sonic direction that radiate from his music.

The decision to change genre was a move that was always going to be risky. But it has without a doubt paid  off,  the  end  product  being  all  the  better  for  it.  Already  released, Part  1s  lead  single Magic  has  clocked  up  a  staggering  20  million  streams  on  Spotify  alone,  was  aired on  the  worlds  biggest  radio stations  and  has  been  snapped  up  by  a  deluge  of  major  global  label  partners.  Support  tracks Saints  & Sinners and Better Versions of Myself look set to follow suit while Thomas has somehow managed to save the best for last in new singles Survive and Sanctuary.

Featuring  Ida  Hallquist  on  vocals, Survive is  nothing  short  of  pure  pop  perfection.  Upbeat  and infectious, its an out-and-out summer anthem that carries the kind of musical  electricity that begs you to  raise  your  hands  in  the  air,  hang  out  of  the  car window  or  simply push  your way  to  the  front  of  the main stage, just to be a part of that moment. And where Survive is upbeat, Thomas completely flips the script  with Sanctuary,  indulging  in  a  piece  that  is  in  equal  parts  wistful,  stripped  back  and  searching. Low  tonal  vocal  melodies  hypnotize  deliciously  against  chugging  bass  sections  as  TLJ  provides  a  sultry top line that complements Thomas production. Its a bold choice, but one that adds depth and breadth to the album as a whole piece of work and rightly deserves its place on the track listing.

Ultimately, Revelation: Part 1 is exactly that: the revelation of a producer finding a new voice and the confidence to explore it. Daring, scintillating and at its very essence, just truly beautiful music. If this is what Part 1 has to offer, fans new and old of Thomas Gold should be very, very excited to hear Part 2.

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