Fri February 28, 2020

Galantis

Setting a new standard for songwriting in dance music, Galantis is a collaborative project between Christian Karlsson (aka Bloodshy, one-third of Miike Snow) and Linus Eklöw (aka Style of Eye).

Working as Bloodshy, Karlsson's songwriting collaborations have included Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry and Britney Spears (whose "Toxic" earned a GRAMMY award for "Best Dance Recording"). After reaching out to Eklöw (who co-wrote and produced Icona Pop's hit single "I Love It" as Style of Eye) to remix Miike Snow's "Animal," the two continued to collaborate until ultimately Galantis was born. Following their first blockbuster performance at 2014's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and their debut single release "Smile" that same year, the duo quickly rose to become one of dance music's most dynamic and in-demand live performers.

Amidst a year's worth of sold out headline shows around the world and collaborative singles (including "Bones" featuring OneRepublic), the chat-topping duo worked on what would become their highly anticipated third studio album Church, due next year via Big Beat Records. The album is preceded by arguably their most explosive collaboration to date, "Faith," with country music icon Dolly Parton and featuring Dutch singer-songwriter Mr. Probz.

Centered around a classic John Hiatt lyric, "Faith" is an uplifting call for unity and hope set to signature Galantis production. After making an expectedly long-shot call to Parton, her agreement to join the song resulted in Karlsson immediately flying to Nashville to cut vocals in person with the legend herself.

"I was on the phone with a Christian (Karlsson), talking about a song called 'Faith' and an album called 'Church'" said Parton of how the collaboration came to be. "I knew I was in the right place."

But for Galantis, the meaning behind Church and "Faith" extends beyond the words' surface - rather tapping into broader senses of community and inspiration.

"It's important for us to have meaning behind our music" explained the duo. "Our album 'Church' doesn't necessarily refer to a building or specific religion, but instead to people banded together in similar belief. Whether it's advocating peace, change, or just lifting each other up - that is our 'Faith' and 'Church.'"

As they enter their seventh year, Karlsson and Eklöw continue to evolve sonically with no end in sight. Now with over 3 billion cumulative worldwide streams and over 1 billion video views, the pair are primed to take their infectious, feel good energy to an even larger global audience in 2020.
Setting a new standard for songwriting in dance music, Galantis is a collaborative project between Christian Karlsson (aka Bloodshy, one-third of Miike Snow) and Linus Eklöw (aka Style of Eye). Working as Bloodshy, Karlsson's songwriting collaborations have included Madonna, K...
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