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Illenium Makes Solid Sophomore LP Return With ‘Awake’

Mark Mancino



Emotional dance music best describes the sounds of Illenium, which explains why his sophomore album Awake is 13 tracks of raw emotion. Out now on Seeking Blue/Kasaya, Awake is an authentic, artistic creations that takes listeners on a journey from start-to-finish.


Awake begins with a subtle yet secure vocal track, “Needed You” feat. Dia Frampton followed by the recently released “Crawl Outta Love” feat Annika Wells. Track 3, “No Time Like Now,” an interlude, seamlessly progresses into “Free Fall” feat. RUNN, which also perfectly and powerfully transitions into “Where’d U Go” feat. Said the Sky.


The vibe on Illenium’s second album—the follow-up to his debut album, Ashes—continues with familiar tracks 6 and 7, “Fractures” feat. Nevve and “Leaving.”Awake is memorable, keeping a thorough consistency throughout with Illenium’s emotional-yet-grungy sound. The LP wraps up with the upbeat “Beautiful Creatures” feat. MAX and the beautiful “Let You Go” feat. Ember Island.


Listen to Illenium – Awake [Seeking Blue/Kasaya]:


Having already debuted some of the album tracks in his live sets over the course of the year, Ilenium previously released Awake tracks such as “Crawl Outta Love” feat. Annika Wells, “Sound Of Walking Away” feat. Kerli, and “Feel Good” with Griffin feat. Daya.


Earlier this year, Illenium rocked the cosmicMEADOW with a live performance at EDC Las Vegas 2017. Winning over the hearts of music lovers is something Illenium does best, with his powerful set progression and explosive, signature drops.


Illenium was one of the first nine performers announced for the inaugural Electronic Music Awards, slated to take place on Friday, September 22 in Los Angeles. Stream the first-ever EMAwards on Twitter; find more information here.

Mark is the Founder of The Nocturnal Times. As an electronic music veteran, Mark has nearly 15 years of industry experience. The definition of a true music aficionado, Mark’s passion is prevalent through each of the projects he chooses to pursue. He acquired his Masters in Business Administration in Global Leadership and Brand Marketing and has since founded a full-service, unconventional artist management + development & creative agency. 


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