DUO ANNOUNCE THIRD STUDIO ALBUM, CHURCH, ARRIVING NEXT YEAR VIA BIG BEAT RECORDS; “FAITH” MUSIC VIDEO STARRING DOLLY PARTON OUT NOW! WATCH BELOW
Internationally-acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated duo Galantis has joined forces with country music icon Dolly Parton for their new single “Faith” featuring Dutch singer-songwriter Mr. Probz – available now via Big Beat Records. The explosive collaborative track arrives with an incredible Dano Cerny-directed music video, seeing Parton take the wheel for a dance-packed bus ride to remember. Galantis have also announced their forthcoming third studio album Church, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2015’s Pharmacy & 2017’s The Aviary, arriving early 2020.
“I was on the phone with a Christian (Karlsson), talking about a song called ‘Faith’ and an album called ‘Church’” said Dolly Parton of how the collaboration came to be. “I knew I was in the right place.”
Centered around a classic John Hiatt lyric, “Faith” is an uplifting call for unity and hope set to signature Galantis production. After making an expectedly long-shot call to Parton, her agreement to join the song resulted in Karlsson immediately flying to Nashville to cut vocals in person with the legend herself.
“It’s important for us to have meaning behind our music” explained Galantis. “Our album ‘Church’ doesn’t necessarily refer to a building or specific religion, but instead to people banded together in similar belief for a better humanity. Whether it’s advocating peace, change, or just lifting each other up – that is our ‘Faith’ and ‘Church.’”
Setting a new standard for songwriting in dance music, Galantis is a collaborative project between Christian Karlsson (aka Bloodshy, one-third of Miike Snow) and Linus Eklöw (aka Style of Eye). Their debut album Pharmacy reached No. 1 on the Billboard Dance album chart on the strength of RIAA gold-certified single “Peanut Butter Jelly” and platinum-certified smash “Runaway (U & I)” – the latter of which earned GRAMMY nominations for “Best Dance Recording” and “Best Remixed Recording” – while their 2017 sophomore album The Aviary (featuring platinum-certified single “No Money”) saw a top 10 debut in 23 countries. The duo has received over 3 billion cumulative worldwide streams and over 1 billion video views to date.
2019 has seen a steady stream of tracks from Galantis, including “Bones” featuring OneRepublic, “Spaceship” featuring Uffie and “Satisfied” featuring MAX. Recent collaborations have also included “We Can Get High” with YellowClaw, “Roots” with Valerie Broussard and “I Found U” with Passion Pit.
The story of Galantis started back in 2009. Working as Bloodshy, Karlsson’s songwriting collaborations have included Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry and Britney Spears (whose “Toxic” earned a GRAMMY for “Best Dance Recording”). After reaching out to Eklöw (who produced Icona Pop’s hit single “I Love It” as Style of Eye) to remix Miike Snow’s “Animal,” the two continued to collaborate until ultimately Galantis was born. Following their blockbuster performance debut at 2014’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the duo quickly rose to become one of dance music’s most dynamic and in-demand live performers.