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GARETH EMERY ‘100 Reasons To Live’ Out Today, April 1; Hits #1 in iTunes Dance Album Chart‏

Following previous studio albums Northern Lights and DRIVE, British electronic music pioneer (who now resides in Los Angeles) GARETH EMERY once again delivers body of work worth celebrating.  Full of songs where the lyrics have meaning and the productions have purpose, 100 Reasons To Live-out today (April 1) on Garuda Music/Armada–is an endeavor that spotlights well-known names from many different genres among lesser-known, no-less-gifted artists.

Listen to 100 REASONS TO LIVE here.

100 Reasons To Live–which already today hit #1 on iTunes Dance Album chart in the U.S. and 15 other countries–includes many musical gems such as   “Reckless” featuring U.K. indie darlings Wayward Daughter (view its gorgeous video filmed in New Zealand at https://youtu.be/tc7U9q1C4iA), U.S. radio smash “Hands” with Alastor feat. London Thor and “Until We Meet Again” with Ben Gold.  There is also “We Were Young” with recent X Factor USA winners Alex and Sierra“Make It Happen,” holding the rocky edge of Lawson and the sensational “CVNT5” with Ashley Wallbridge.

In addition, the album also finds EMERY reuniting with Christina Novelli who together dazzled dance floors the world over with previous hits “Concrete Angel” and “Dynamite.”  For 100 REASONS TO LIVE, the two crafted “Save Me.”  Check out the pair performing it ‘unplugged’ with EMERY on piano and Novelli on vocals here:  https://youtu.be/zdzGa3QGXmo.  

Says EMERY this morning via

Facebook post:

“Strange but true fact: about two years ago, I was f**king miserable.

I didn’t have any reason to be. I was reasonably successful, in a job that I loved, was married to a beautiful wife, lived in an amazing house, had no recent major tragedy in my life, or any of the other things that make people unhappy, yet I was pretty much constantly annoyed.

Why? Because a festival I wanted to play wouldn’t book me. Because I wanted to stay in a suite, but the promoter would only book me a standard room. Because my brand-new Lamborghini was going to take nine months to be delivered from the factory, when I wanted it in six.

You probably hate me reading that. I don’t blame you. Reading this back, I hate me, too.

However, there is a depressing trend that I have noticed amongst famous + successful DJs: just how many of them are really fucking unhappy. They’re traveling the world, living a lifelong dream that took decades of work to accomplish, and yet they’re constantly pissed because they were given Moet instead of Cristal, or because one person on social media said their new record sucked. Boo f**king hoo. Bring out the violins.

Short story long, that was how 100 Reasons To Live got its name.

I saw myself turning into an archetypal miserable DJ and decided that was not the person I wanted to be.

I figured out that happiness and a love of life doesn’t come from career success or material wealth; in fact, some of the happiest people I knew were, on paper, some of the less successful.

Now, I’m not saying ‘don’t make money’ or ‘don’t be successful.’ I happen to be a fan of both. But I learned that those things alone don’t make me happy.

What does make me happy? Many things. Sunshine. Walking outside. Beers at the pub with friends. Taking my daughter to music class. Lazy Sundays. Sunsets. Swimming.

Turning off my phone, logging out of emails, getting off the social media hamster wheel and engaging the world around me–something which I’d totally lost the ability to do.

In short, I rediscovered what made me happy, or in other words, figured out my ‘Reasons To Live’, and then stuck ‘100’ in the front for no other reason than it sounded better.”

 

Look for GARETH EMERY to embark on a run of specialty dates in North America starting April 7 in Washington, D.C. in support 100 REASONS TO LIVE. He’ll pass through some of the country’s most renowned boutique clubs such as Output in Brooklyn, Audio in San Francisco and Spades in Minneapolis, offering a chance for his fans to experience the album via DJ sets in an intimate setting.  The complete list of dates follows below.

The track listing for GARETH EMERY’s 100 REASONS TO LIVE is:

  1. The Story So Far

  2. Cloudline feat. Joseph

  3. Far From Home feat. Gavrielle

  4. Reckless feat. Wayward Daughter

  5. We Were Young feat. Alex & Sierra

  6. CVNT5 feat. Ashley Wallbridge

  7. Make It Happen feat. Lawson

  8. Hands with Alastor feat. London Thor

  9. Lost feat. Janet Devlin

  10. Save Me feat. Christina Novelli

  11. Until We Meet Again feat. Ben Gold

  12. I Could Be Stronger (But Only For You)

  13. Sansa

Bonus track
14. Cruiser feat. Alex Sonata

Catch GARETH EMERY on tour in the following cities:

DATE

CITY

VENUE

Thu

4/7

Washington, DC

Soundcheck

Fri

4/8

Denver, CO

The Church

Sat

4/9

Chicago, IL

Evil One

Wed

4/13

Brooklyn, NY

Output

Thu

4/14

Austin, TX

Kingdom

Sat

4/16

San Francisco, CA

Audio SF

Wed

4/20

Boston, MA

Ascend

Thu

4/21

Toronto, ON

Coda

Fri

4/22

Minneapolis. MN

Spades

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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