“Hyperion” is Gesaffelstein’s first album since 2013. To say it was highly anticipated is an understatement. Hyperion is a change of pace for the DJ, but the album has a variety that can be appreciated. Gesaffelstein signed to Columbia Records in November 2018 and many fans are wondering if that’s the reason for the change of pace.
We’ve had a few teasers for this album with “Lost in the Fire” featuring The Weeknd and “Blast Off” with Pharrell. Features are definitely something new for Gesaffelstein. None of his past albums feature any other artists, except for the occasional remix. But, he’s proved his ability to bring a new sound to what could possibly be “mainstream” music.
From an eerily beautiful “So Bad” featuring HAIM to deeper sounding “Reset”, Gesaffelstein keeps us guessing. While it is different from past albums, development, and change of sound is what makes an artist…an artist.