UK-based DJ and producer Jon Gurd stirs up emotions with his latest masterpiece, a ten-track album called Lion that’s out now on Anjunadeep.
Since first breaking onto the scene in the mid-2000s, Jon Gurd has made a name for himself in the realm of house and techno by releasing powerful tunes that have found a home on imprints like Octopus Records and Last Night On Earth. Now, he’s found his way to legendary label Anjunadeep with Lion, a ten-track album that will sweep listeners off their feet and whisk them off to a far off world of his creation.
While previous releases from Jon Gurd have been marked by driving techno and hypnotic tech house grooves, Lion sees him explore the sounds of electronica and melodic house. Deeply personal at its core, the inspiration for this album has roots a decade ago in the life-changing experiences of his older brother’s suicide and son’s diagnosis of severe epilepsy which altered the course of his career. In fact, it was the release of After It All on Sasha’s label that helped push him forward and re-spark his creativity.
Stirring up internal emotions of love, loss, and his own progression through life’s hurdles, Lion showcases the years of production experience that Jon Gurd carries with him. Tracks like “Together,” “Star,” “Goodbye,” and “Love” provide a comforting hug, which is more than welcome during these uncertain times, but each song on the album blends seamlessly into the next to make it a journey well worth taking from start-to-finish.
Press play on Lion below or your favorite platform to immerse yourself in the serene soundscapes of Jon Gurd’s creation. Additionally, Gurd is raising funds for KIDS, a charity in the UK that helps disabled children and has provided support for him and his son Jamie. More details can be found on the JustGiving website.
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Jon Gurd – Lion – Tracklist:
- See It
- You Are
- The Dream