Kygo Takes New York By Storm (Live in Concert at Barclays Center New York, January 21, 2016)
Kygo (born Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll in Bergen, Norway) broke through with a sound — termed tropical house — that tended to be brighter and more relaxed than that of his commercial dance music contemporaries.
In 2013, the Avicii-inspired producer and DJ reached number one on Norway’s VG-lista chart with his slow-galloping remix of Seinabo Sey‘s “Younger.” He gained additional attention through remixes of Marvin Gaye‘s “Sexual Healing” and Ed Sheeran‘s “I See Fire.” Signed to an international deal with Sony that placed him on RCA in the U.S. and on Syco in the U.K., he released his first proper single, “Firestone,” in 2014. Featuring a lead vocal from Conrad Sewell, the song not only went to number one in Norway but reached the Top Ten in several other territories. The following year, the Parson Jamescollaboration “Stole the Show” was Kygo’s second consecutive solo number one hit in Norway. Later that year, “Nothing Left,” featuring Will Heard, became his third Norwegian chart-topper. These singles would be included on his debut full-length LP Cloud Nine, which was eventually released in May 2016. Although the album’s release had been pushed back, Kygo maintained interest by releasing an additional trio of singles, including “Fragile,” a collaboration with English singer and producer Labrinth, “Raging” featuring Kodaline, and “I’m in Love,” with James Vincent McMorrow. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi [Source: Spotify]