Just Released: David Guetta’s ‘Listen’
The 47-year-old roped in Nicki Minaj, Avicii and Afrojack among other pop collaborators for his most personal album, which is just out in stores and online
David Guetta, who is widely regarded as one of the main reasons for EDM’s crossover to the mainstream, has just released the much-anticipated Â sixth studio albumÂ Listen. Besides being his most confessional album, ListenÂ isÂ also theÂ Grammy-winning DJ and producer’sÂ most pop-centric.
Featuring collaborations withÂ a lineup that includesÂ hip-hop, rock and pop artists such as The Script, Nicki Minaj, John Legend, SiaÂ and more,Â ListenÂ swapsÂ hard beats for piano strings.Â Speaking to Rolling StoneÂ in October, the 47-year-old called the album “his most personal album,” indicating that most of the songwriting was based on his split with his wife of 20 years, Cathy.
BetweenÂ tracks such as “Shot Me Down” withÂ American pop artistÂ Skylar Grey, “What I Did For Love,” which includes vocals from British singer-songwriterÂ Emeli SandÃ©Â orÂ “Blast Off” which featuresÂ Australian DJ and Rapper Kaz James,Â Listen has a lineup of artists who are at the top of their game. The combination of Guetta’s ability to spin dancefloor magic and toÂ help collaborators do their best, is what will make the 14-track album a guaranteed hit.
Hear a preview of David Guetta’s Listen: