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Ahead of Coachella, Calvin Harris Announces New Music

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By Trace Alan Salzbrenner

2018 and 2019 were a couple quiet years for the DJ and producer superstar Calvin Harris (except of “One Kiss” with Dua Lipa obviously). With only a couple of other releases that didn’t generate a lot of buzz, there wasn’t much for Harris fans in the way of playlist bangers. However, in June 2019, in Sony’s financial outline for the fourth quarter of the year, a new Calvin Harris album was stated to be in the works. It didn’t even have a title yet.

But, there is confirmation from the horse’s mouth (A.K.A the producer himself) that there is music soon to be released.

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After Calvin Harris was announced to be a performer at Coachella, a fan went to twitter to ask if there would be any new merchandise or music ready to wear or listen to for the massive music festival.

Surprisingly Harris quote-tweeted the question and stated, “Lol merch is not my focus right now you’ll get lots of new music.” He then later stated in other tweets that we could expect the new music to be released in a couple of weeks.

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What can we expect from the world-famous DJ from the UK? Well in other tweets that he made that day (more quote-tweets to fan questions), he stated that the sound would be new to him, but not necessarily a sound we haven’t heard before. Looking at his most recent releases of music, we might find a clue as to what we can expect from the new beats.

The most recent release from Harris was a compilation of remixed and edits of his 2009 song “I’m Not Alone.” Previous to that, he released a song with singer and songwriter Rag’n’Bone man called “Giant.”

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Both of these pieces are soft and use a synth that finds its home mostly with house music, a style that Harris is no stranger to. However, “Giant” offers a folksier vibe that could be the direction of the new music, but that is not the most likely outcome.

Most likely, Harris will venture into something with a little more kick. I am guessing we might get an Avicii or Martin Garrix vibe from the new sings to be released. This is because there is not much more to do in the progressive house world that Harris has occupied for many years.

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Harris has also recently done a lot of collaborations with hip-hop and R&B artists in the last couple of years that have been balancing on the line of progressive house and something harder (as is customary with hip-hop). Harris’s Spotify radio also features a lot of hard house music with bassy drums and hard synth lines. Will he go into Jauz and Skrillex territory? Probably not, but we can almost be guaranteed that something less melodic might be coming from one of the world’s richest DJs.

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