Kygo Drops Surprise Album ‘Thrill of the Chase’: Steam It Now

Kygo Drops Surprise Album ‘Thrill of the Chase’: Steam It Now

The LP is the Norwegian producer’s fourth studio album and his first full-length since 2020’s Golden Hour.


Kygo photographed by Meredith Jenks on February 9, 2022 in Miami. Susana Betancourt does the grooming. Ed Humar, Tether Production. Duvin X Palm Tree Crew shirt, shorts and shirt.

While the holiday season is just getting started, Kygo is already dropping gifts. The Norwegian producer dropped a surprise album, Thrill of the Chase, on Friday (Nov. 11).



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Out via RCA Records, the 14-track LP features the previously released singles “Undeniable” featuring X Ambassadors, “Woke Up In Love” with Gryffin and Calum Scott, “Never Really Loved Me” featuring Dean Lewis and the disco-centric “Dancing Feet,” a collaboration with Joe Jonas‘ DNCE project.

“I’ve been working on this collection of songs over the last 2 years and hope you enjoy them as much as I do!” Kygo wrote on social media upon the album’s release, having just previously posted himself lying down in the studio, resting after ostensibly just finishing the album.

The album cover features a photo taken as a child of the producer, sitting at a piano — an instrument that has been integral to the Kygo sound.

Kygo’s previous album, Golden Hour, hit No. 18 on the Billboard 200 in June of 2020, spending 17 weeks on the chart. The album also went to No. 2 on Dance/Electronic Albums chart and spent 66 weeks on the tally.

Thrill Of the Chase is the fourth studio album from Kygo. It continues the bright, pop-infused crossover dance sound that Kygo pioneered when he made his debut in the era of EDM. The album ends with “Freeze”, an eight-minute slow-build anthem previously released by Kygo that is one of the most experimental sounds in his oeuvre.

“This genre of music is very likable,” the producer born Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll said of his signature in his March Billboard cover story. It’s melodic, happy, and has a nice vibe. You can be 5 years old or 75 years old [and enjoy it].”

Listen to Kygo’s Thrill of the Chase here:

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