Having become the fastest artist in history to reach one billion streams in 2015, 2016 is shaping up to be even bigger for Kyrre Gørvell Dahl, aka Kygo, as he reveals the details behind his debut studio album, Cloud Nine.
First teased back in February for his fans and 18 months in the work, the Norwegian sensation now shares a confirmed release date for Cloud Nine, the exclusive artwork for the album designed by none other than Mr. Brainwash, and his brand new track, “Fragile,” featuring Labrinth, and it’s all available to pre-order now!
With a tracklisting still to come, Cloud Nine is set for release on May 13, 2016, via Sony Music International/Ultra Music. Those who pre-order Cloud Nine from today will also receive “Fragile” as an instant free download. Unmistakably his most ambitious effort to date, “Fragile” has Kygo leaving the house scene entirely as he pushes his musical boundaries further than ever before, stripping back things to 75 bpm and crafting a rousing ballad around Labrinth’s stunning vocals. “Fragile” was first performed live last week on Norwegian TV show, Senkfeld, to a stunning reaction online.
Having topped seven million record sales since the original release of “Firestone” back in 2014, Kygo has amassed a who’s who list of collaborators to join him for what is one of the most anticipated albums of 2016, and with Labrinth the next name out of the bag, expectations will grow once more as to is next to join Kygo on Cloud Nine.
“I am so excited to announce the final details of my debut studio album, Cloud Nine. I’ve been working on it nonstop over the last 18 months and have been lucky enough to work with some incredibly talented artists along the way. I’m really looking forward to showing everyone the result this May and being able to finally get the music out to my fans, who give me the best support in the world!”
In addition to the release of his first long player, Kygo will also be embarking on a European leg of his Cloud Nine tour this March. The European stops follow on from a wildly successful U.S. tour, in which the Bergen-native headlined some of the most respected venues in the country such as The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and Barclays Center in New York. Kicking off in Holland just after his headlining set at Ultra Music Festival, the “Cloud Nine Tour” will see the burgeoning superstar also play Germany, Belgium, Italy, France and the UK amongst many more.