In honor of passing 400 episodes on his Club Life Podcast, Tiësto has decided to reinvent the show’s aesthetic with a brand new album cover and introduction. During his recently released 422nd episode, he brought on none other than Oliver Heldens for a guest mix and Avicii for a 15-minute guest spot and a quick conversation about his upcoming Stories album.
What can we expect from the album?
“I don’t even know where to begin, (or) how to try to explain what people should expect from it. […] I think that the Stories album is taking what I did with True [his 2013 album] and then just kind of taking it to another level, at least for me musically. It’s something I know you’ve been exploring for a long time too with all your different albums, and I’m really getting to that point now where it’s just so interesting being a part of the song, from the birth of the song. Everything in this album I’m going to have been involved with right from the start, which is different. Usually it’s kind of back and forth over emails with acapellas and stuff but most of these songs are like acoustic demos on my computer at this point.”
Can you give us a little sneak peek into your festival-touring schedule for this summer?
“Where to begin. The summer as you know is always the most hectic part of the year. Honestly there are some many festivals this summer so I don’t really know where to begin. I’ll be at the all major ones, I’ll be at Creamfields, I’ll be at EDC, I’ll be at Tomorrowland. We’ll get to hang out, maybe drink some Jagermeister, or maybe I can smell the Jagermeister while you’re drinking it and pretend that I’m drinking it as well. Obviously I’m really looking forward to going back to Ibiza again.”
More information about Avicii’s album can be found on his own LEVELS podcast here.