Known for gorgeous, lush, and epic trance, when Cosmic Gate dropped their last single “So Get Up” it sounded like they had totally changed by going for the massive big room electro festival sound. With “Start to Feel,” they have returned to their roots with a progressive track that is both emotional and energetic, blurring the lines of progressive and pop. Vocalist Eric Lumiere (“Love Will Bring It Around” and the classic “Anthem” with Filo & Peri) sounds great and emotes a similar vibe as Matthew Koma did on the current Hardwell crossover hit “Dare You.” Watching the video, it’s great to actually see the singer featured in addition to the random european models that normally populate EDM videos. As a second taste of what’s to come from Cosmic Gate’s forthcoming album ‘Start To Feel,’ it will be interesting to see how their vocal progressive and trance tracks meld with the harder electro. Looking over the tracklist you will see collaborations with both vocalists (Emma Hewitt, Jaren, Cary Brothers) and producers (Orjan Nilsen, Jerome Isma-Ae, Khomha), so it looks like the album will have quite a diverse feel when released on June 27th.
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