From his 2016 debut LP Ashes to his latest Grammy-nominated album, Fallen Embers, ILLENIUM has honed a sound that knows no bounds. Born in his Denver studio, his music has ignited stages around the world. ILLENIUM’s meticulously crafted performances feature a live band and have left audiences awe-struck at Coachella, Lollapalooza, a sold-out Madison Square Garden, and three consecutive nights at Red Rocks. But that was just a prelude to the release of his fifth album, ILLENIUM.
Naming an album after oneself is a bold and confident move for any artist, and it speaks to ILLENIUM’s unwavering passion and ambition for this project. It also represents him best, throughout the album there is a heavy input of punk rock elements, which have been an inspiration for ILLENIUM and has further crept into his production.
In his own words, “It’s my self-titled album, so I want it to sound exactly like what is in my head, what I enjoy, what gives me escape, what makes me feel the most.” Fueled by a newfound confidence and a strong sense of self, ILLENIUM’s 16 tracks are sweeping, impactful, dynamic, and never dull. The album showcases collaborations with his teenage idols like Travis Barker and Avril Lavigne and pushes his sound further than it has ever gone before.
At its core, ILLENIUM’s music is anchored in rock, imbued with all the grandeur and spectacle of a stadium performance, a strong narrative, and a focus on delivering fans an immersive escape. With ILLENIUM, this visionary artist enters a new chapter of his career, establishing himself as a true force to be reckoned with in the world of music.