ILLENIUM takes us on another emotional ride with his newest album ”Fallen Embers”. Released after his legendary four hour show at The Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium, he says his […]
ILLENIUM takes us on another emotional ride with his newest album ”Fallen Embers”. Released after his legendary four hour show at The Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium, he says his final goodbye to his last three albums “Ashes”, “Awake”, and “Ascend” by welcoming the newest chapter of his music.
Nick Miller (aka ILLENIUM) made history by being the first artist to perform at Allegiant Stadium and closed his show with a small preview of “Fallen Embers”. He started his musical career with “Ashes”, in 2016, bringing in emotions that everyone could relate to with bass-infused dance-pop style. He has described his three-album musical journey as his life’s transition.
Nick has opened up about overcoming opiate addiction and music saving his life and hoping that his music can help other people overcome their struggles. Since then, he has toured his albums, performing his live sets alongside his best friends Said The Sky and Dabin. From small venues to the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, Coachella, Madison Square Garden and Allegiant Stadium, ILLENIUM keeps growing and growing musically and is recognized as one of Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Artists of the 2010s. Catch him soon this year at many festivals including Lollapalooza and his first curated destination event, Ember Shores in Cancun, Mexico.
Following his successful singles “Nightlight” with Annika Wells, “Hearts on Fire” with Dabin feat. Lights, “First Time” feat. Iann Dior, “Sideways” with Valerie Broussard and Nurko, “Paper Thin” with Tom DeLonge and Angels & Airwaves, and “Heavenly Side” with Matt Maeson, “Fallen Embers” unleashes even more raw emotional tracks from the production mastermind.
He opens up the album with “Blame Myself” with Tori Kelly, which sets the familiar feelsy tone of the project. This track’s touching lyrics and high emotions will leave you crying. Right when you think the tears are done, singles like “Fragments, “U & Me,” and “Sideways” take you through more emotional tolls. Then, you are left dancing with happy tears when “First Time” and “Paper Thin” play, adding a more cheerful, upbeat sound. Illenium does an amazing job delivering unique transitions throughout his album, from his well-known emotional indie music to pop-tinged bass music to rock-fueled dubstep. The fourteen-track album shows off all of ILLENIUM’s stylings. It’s a great representation of his past albums and his musical evolution. It includes well-known artists such as rapper Iann Dior, singer-songwriter Tori Kelly, rock band Angels and Airwaves, led by Blink 182‘s Tom DeLonge, singer and songwriter Sasha Sloan, and singer nothing, nowhere, showcasing new layers of Illenium’s work, rap, rock, indie, on top of all the ‘sadboi’ music.
One of the most anticipated collaborations on the album is “Lay It Down” with SLANDER and Krewella. The collab will have you yearning for someone to love and going nuts on the dancefloor at the same time!
Familiar collaborators Excision, Hailene, Annika Wells, and Said The Sky are making their return to ILLENIUM’s world and their efforts on the album continue to be moving, profound tracks. He ends the album with “Brave Soul”, featuring Emma Grace, whose beautiful voice shares a powerful message about the struggles of drug addiction. The song is dedicated to her brother, who passed away due to an overdose. This strong heartfelt tune perfectly wraps up the ending to the new chapter of ILLENIUM. Any and all emotions truly are felt throughout this boundary-pushing album.
Here is what ILLENIUM had to say about “Fallen Embers”:
“This album is the result of my healing and personal growth. A lot of passion went into every single song. Thank you to everyone involved who helped make this album what it is. I’m stoked it’s finally here and I hope you enjoy the start of this new chapter I’m sharing with you.” – ILLENIUM
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