15 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jonas Blue decided not to overburden his debut with stellar guest vocalists in case their celebrity overshadowed the songs, preferring to focus just as much on rising talent. That’s not a pressing concern for many artists making their first album, but it underlines the Essex-born DJ/producer’s all-star standing in UK pop. Born Guy Robin, he took a Scandinavian-sounding stage name in a nod to Swedish super-producer Max Martin—and has displayed songwriting talent to match ever since a tropical reworking of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” gave him a platinum-selling debut single in 2015.

Here he continues to mix the sparkle and swells of dance music with irresistible pop melodies, relaxing his door policy for A-List features from Liam Payne—over the R&B-flavored “Polaroid”—and Joe Jonas on the lovestruck disco-funk of “I See Love.” But some of Blue’s most emotive performances come from emergent singers, including Lagos-born Londoner Moelogo (the yearning “We Could Go Back”) and Canadian R&B up-and-comer Jessie Reyez (“Wherever You Go”).

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Jonas Blue decided not to overburden his debut with stellar guest vocalists in case their celebrity overshadowed the songs, preferring to focus just as much on rising talent. That’s not a pressing concern for many artists making their first album, but it underlines the Essex-born DJ/producer’s all-star standing in UK pop. Born Guy Robin, he took a Scandinavian-sounding stage name in a nod to Swedish super-producer Max Martin—and has displayed songwriting talent to match ever since a tropical reworking of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” gave him a platinum-selling debut single in 2015.

Here he continues to mix the sparkle and swells of dance music with irresistible pop melodies, relaxing his door policy for A-List features from Liam Payne—over the R&B-flavored “Polaroid”—and Joe Jonas on the lovestruck disco-funk of “I See Love.” But some of Blue’s most emotive performances come from emergent singers, including Lagos-born Londoner Moelogo (the yearning “We Could Go Back”) and Canadian R&B up-and-comer Jessie Reyez (“Wherever You Go”).

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings
25 Ratings
Super_Coal_Blox

TINI!!

I love the song wild with Tini!!

Yukei555

AMAZING

OMG I just simply LOVE this album I’ve been waiting forever for Jonas Blue to make an album and he did not disappoint 😁😁👍👍

emcinrv

VERY REFRESHING

This is so much better than Aoki, Guetta, Berlin, etc. The list goes on of producers and remixers that have ended up boring us to tears with repetition and generic sounds. Yeah, Jonas Blue is awesome.

About Jonas Blue

London-based electronic dance producer Jonas Blue (born Guy James Robin in Essex, England) caught the attention of the industry with his reimagining of Tracy Chapman's 1988 hit "Fast Car." Adding a tropical house tint to the plaintive, bittersweet acoustic original, Blue enlisted the talents of young British singer Dakota, whose sultry vocals helped carry the song to the top of 17 international charts, including number one slots in Australia, Scotland, and both the U.K. and U.S. dance charts. In 2016 Blue released "Perfect Strangers," the follow-up to his global smash, featuring JP Cooper on vocals. The single landed in the Top Ten internationally and was followed by "By Your Side" with Raye. The following year he issued "Mama," his collaboration with Australian pop vocalist William Singe. That track would appear on Electronic Nature: The Mix 2017, a compilation of favorites from the DJ's own live sets. In addition to his own hit singles, the collection included his spins on songs by Galantis, Zedd, Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, and more. In 2018, Blue released the feel-good house-pop tune "Rise," which saw him collaborating with Nebraskan Vine stars/pop duo Jack & Jack.

~ Neil Z. Yeung

HOMETOWN
London, England
GENRE
Dance
BORN
August 2, 1989

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