Entrada is a great introduction to all of the songs off of the “Drive” album as it has the capability to bring tears to your eyes if you are in the right mind-set; sometimes managing to match the tempo of an increasing heart beat. Over the course of the song; there are points where you are slowly lifted up to a point where you can feel the music swell in your chest; only to have to pause and lift you up again. The track is a great example of a great melodic basis, no doubt helped by the fact that Gareth Emery has a background in classical piano. Add to the fact that it has no vocals on it; it only has the “hint” of an uplifting and almost chanting sample – it teases the listener with the promise that there is always more just around the corner.
Most of the tracks off the album Drive have been said to be inspired by a road trip that Emery took with his wife from New York to LA. If I had to guess what part of the journey that Entrada was inspired by it would be the leaving from the big city to go forward into the west; into the unknown but a level of building excitement as well. Entrada by definition is “an expedition or journey into unexplored territory”. Likewise, this track by Gareth Emery promises a musical exploration; a new beginning to something previously unknown. Give it a listen! Gareth Emery will be in Toronto in mid-October so be on the lookout to listen to this track live.
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