On Aug. 6, BT announced a long-awaited, studio album titled, ‘The Lost Art Of Longing’ which is scheduled to be released on Aug. 14 from Black Hole Recordings. The album’s third single, “No Warning Lights” with Emma Hewitt can be pre-ordered here.
Marking the artist’s first dance music album in seven year’s, the album features 14 tracks including: “Game Theory,” “Wildfire,” “Walk Into The Water,” “1AM in Paris,” “The Light Is Always On,” and “Windows.” The album’s theme is BT’s ode to things that have a deep, personal significance that have been antiquated.
“One of the things nearing extinction; is the art of longing. As in, wanting of something you cannot immediately have. If anything positive is to come from the situation the world collectively finds itself in, it is my great hope – speed, instant gratification, and over-stimulation are swapped out for longing, imagination, and relational connection. For a child or teenager to sit thoughtfully and ponder what is to come, to hope for or envision something amazing, to dream of a place or a future – is becoming obsolete. Longing has been replaced with instant gratification. My hope is that this record reacquaints my audience with the lost art of longing. That they will take pause, get quiet, daydream, and connect to their own place of longing. Because that, I believe, is where the magic is.”– BT
BT gave listeners an inside peak at the album with the double release, “1 AM in Paris” (with Matt Fax) and “The War” (with Iraina Mancini). Now, he’s peeling back the curtain even further with his third release of the summer from the album.
BT is a Grammy-Nominated film composer, songwriter, and Trance music icon whose career spans over 25 years. He is a credited pioneer of Trance and has written and produced music for a slew of artists including, Death Cab for Cutie, Peter Gabriel, Howard Jones, Tiesto. Depeche Mode, Armin van Buuren, Sting, NSYNC, Blake Lewis, The Roots, Madonna, Britney Spears, and more.