Tiësto has released his long-awaited album, Drive, the crowning achievement of the latest period of his career today. Marking his first conceptual album since 2009’s Kaleidoscope, Drive is the visual component paying homage to his life-long fascination of Formula 1 racing. The art is inspired by the 2004 Monaco Grand Prix, where a $430,000 diamond affixed to the front of a racecar disappeared forever – a tale that sets the album’s tone of sophisticated glitz and intrigue. Listen to it now below.
“I am so beyond excited for this project to be out in the world!” said Tiësto. “This album is something anyone can enjoy on the dancefloor, in the gym, on a car ride, anywhere or anytime you are looking for incredible sonics and energy. Seeing how much everyone is loving the string of singles has been incredible, and it was amazing putting the full album all together.”
Tiësto hosted a cutting-edge, first of it’s kind 3D listening experience in Los Angeles where those who attended got lost in the remarkable experience that revolutionized the way fans interact with live music. The captivating visuals alongside fresh music from Tiësto took over the internet with fans + VIPs sharing their experience.
Musically, the concept album details an epic night out, certainly an experience Tiësto understands better than most. This nightlife voyage begins with “All Nighter” a call to arms for the madness to come. Ava Max then encourages listeners to “drop a few bills and pop a few champagne bottles” on “The Motto” before the evening shifts into full gear with the clock striking “10:35.” It’s then time to hit the dance floor and get down to “The Business”. This party then welcomes vocal guests A Boogie “Chills (LA Hills)”, Charli XCX “Hot In It”, The Black Eyed Peas “Pump It Louder” and Karol G “Don’t Be Shy”, with the vibe then shifting into house music that will make you fall in love on the dancefloor on “I’d Bet”, and the alluring afterhours feel of “Back Around.” The LP closes with “Lay Low,” the one to play at dawn when all you want is to live the night over again. Drive makes the thrill of the dancefloor available whenever, and wherever, listeners turn it on.
Tiësto is no stranger to pushing boundaries, and Drive promises to be no exception. With its innovative production, genre-defying collaborations, and infectious hooks, the album cements Tiësto’s status as one of the most influential artists in electronic music today.