On December 17th, dance music titan Tiësto is set to release new track “Red Lights,” the first single to be taken from his forthcoming album, which is set for release in 2014. The single received its world premiere on dance music tastemaker Pete Tong’s renowned BBC Radio 1 show on Friday night, November 29th. Following the BBC Radio 1 premiere, “Red Lights” received plays on more than 70 stations in the US, assuring this will be Tiësto’s biggest airplay track ever.
Providing a first taste of what fans can expect from the aforementioned album, “Red Lights” is a rapturous blend of dance production and melodic songwriting. Fusing acoustic and electronic instrumentation, the winding guitar riffs and soaring vocal hooks counterpoint the driving drum line and euphoric synth progressions to create an anthemic track that is as poignant as it is infectious.
The announcement of the new single rounds off another great year with the promise of a lot more to come from one of this generation’s most influential and revered dance acts. Juggling a constant tour schedule with a slew of new releases on his own Musical Freedom label, as well as volume 3 of his burgeoning Club Life album series and a host of remixes, Tiësto has continued to assert his irrefutable and on-going dominance.
These achievements were recognized during this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event when he was awarded the inaugural “Top 100 DJs Legend Award” in the 20th year of DJ Mag’s world-renowned poll. This prestigious achievement came the night after he played a triumphant homecoming set at the 15,000 capacity Ziggo Dome stadium.
Although currently focusing much of his time in the studio on the production of his much anticipated studio album, Tiësto will embark on a much-anticipated ”Greater Than” tour of the UK with Calvin Harris in December before closing out 2013 with a string of performances in the United States.