Martin Garrix has done a lot the past two years, including winning DJ Mag’s Top 100 twice, headlining Ultra Music Festival, playing Coachella, becoming ambassador for Armani Exchange, and more. However, one thing he hasn’t done is release an album.
Back in 2016, everyone thought Garrix was going to drop an album. And for the most part, this was because he said as much.
— Twitter Video (@TwitterVideo) February 22, 2016
But two years later and the closest we even got was his Seven EP, a collection of seven tracks released over seven days coinciding with ADE in 2016. Aside from that, we’ve only ever gotten singles: “Scared To Be Lonely,” “Byte,” “There For You,” “Pizza,” “Forever,” “So Far Away,” “Like I Do,” “Game Over,” “Ocean,” and “High On Life.”
It’s hard to say what’s keeping him from releasing an album other than the fact that he just doesn’t need to. He puts out a single every so often, headlines festivals, plays Vegas and Ibiza, and gets paid handsomely to do it all. If it’s not part of his interest as an artist to release an album, there’s literally zero incentive to do so – especially now that he’s an independent artist with his own label, STMPD RCRDS, also founded in 2016.
So will we ever actually get a Martin Garrix album? We don’t know. And honestly, who knows if it would even be any good. I really enjoy the way Garrix releases singles for the time being, and to shake that up in the interest of just adding another artist album to our collection could backfire (just look at Memories… Do Not Open).
For now, Garrix has announced a collaboration with street performer Mike Yung, and has unreleased collaborations with Dyro and Justin Mylo on deck, as well, so you can look forward to all of that. But an album? Perhaps not for a long time.
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