The wonderful and inspiring thing about albums is how it allows artists to become the best version of themselves. Some might stick to a general feel, vibe or even genre as far as singles go, but when the notion of an album enters the equation, all previously self-imposed limitations are thrown overboard in favor of reinventing one’s self, of reshaping the artistic narrative. Though Sultan + Shepard have already been handing out one-hit KOs on pretty much all sides of the dance music spectrum, they’ve let the cascade of creative freedom wash over them once more in preparation of their forthcoming debut album. The result: an exceptionally groovy, and above all trademark infectious first single: ‘Louder’.
A quintessential Sultan + Shepard record in terms of flow, catchiness and versatility, ‘Louder’ is without doubt one of the pillars of their forthcoming album. Featuring a harmonious vocal duet amidst clubby rhythms and beach-ready vibes, this single is poised to rock every nook and cranny of the dance music landscape and will prove a telling precursor of what’s yet to come through Sultan + Shepard’s highly anticipated debut album.
Grammy nominees and frequent Beatport charters, Sultan + Shepard have collaborated with a range of top-tier artists, such as Tiësto, David Guetta, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Coldplay to name a few. As Canada’s well-known dance music force and one of the biggest duos in the industry, they effortlessly bridge the gap between dance music and pop, which landed them the Canadian songwriters SOCAN Music Award for International Song Of The Year in 2013 for ‘Bad’, the multi-platinum single they co-wrote alongside David Guetta, Showtek and VASSY. More recently, they spent six weeks atop the U.S. Mediabase Airplay chart and racked up
a JUNO award nomination and over 20 million streams on Spotify to date for ‘Almost Home’ (with Nadia Ali). Judging by the sheer infectiousness of their new single, the launch of their new, custom-made visuals, and the prospect of so much more through their upcoming debut album, Sultan + Shepard are making every moment count to stay right where they are now: at the very pinnacle of the dance music scene.