The 14-track album tells the story of a young boy’s journey through memorable melodies, worldly instruments, and captivating beats – surely satisfying longtime KSHMR fans and new listeners alike.
Today, legendary producer and DJ KSHMR reveals his highly anticipated debut album Harmonica Andromeda via Dharma Worldwide & Spinnin’ Records. A compelling body of work and KSHMR’s best music to-date, the 14-track LP includes already released singles “The World We Left Behind” feat. KARRA, “Around The World” feat. NOUMENN, and will introduce 12 new tracks that together will form the world of Harmonica Andromeda.
Inspired by the emotional quality of movie scores, Harmonica Andromeda follows the story of a young boy who just lost his mother. Upon her passing, she leaves him instructions to embark on an adventure exploring different worlds; this story is communicated through the songs, artwork, and forthcoming music videos.
Opening the album with the title-track “Harmonica Andromeda,” KSHMR welcomes the listener to a sonic journey beginning in a carnival. With each single, KSHMR builds his own world of Harmonica Andromeda – taking you to new locations, uniting cultures through the power of music.
Each song takes you to a new destination and the journey continues with “Midnight Lion Walk” and“Blood In The Water,” where both tracks feature classical Indian musical instruments including the stringed guitar (sitar) and flute (bansuri).
KSHMR continues to explore worldly sound palettes in “Gypsy Waltz.”We then enter the outer realms of the universe on “Mystical Beginning” & “The World We Left Behind” feat. KARRA, which evokes a sense of childlike wonder. The latter single KSHMR regards as, “the best song I ever made. It’s a bit Lion King, a bit Porter Robinson and embodies so much of what I love in music.”
Incorporating smooth interludes on “Storm,” “Peace,” and “Wings,” KSHMR then drops into a heavier bass-centric track on “Song Of War.” Rounding out the album with cinematic singles “I Will Be A Lion” ft. Jake Reese and “The Little Voice”, then finishes the album with “Paula” – a loving ode to his mother where KSHMR provides his own vocals for the first time ever.
KSHMR writes about the album, “The creation of Harmonica Andromeda made me fall in love with music all over again — there’s a journey in every song. It’s the most creative music I’ve ever made and the most challenging, filled with sharp turns and surprises. I hope the world loves it as much as I do.”
Excited to show the world Harmonica Andromeda, KSHMR will perform on March 19th & 20th at an exclusive drive-in event hosted by Insomniac for their Park-N-Rave concert series at the NOS EventsCenter in San Bernardino, CA. For fans who will be unable to make the show, the event will also be live-streamed on Insomniac TV and can be watched here: https://www.insomniac.com/livestream/
An evolution from KSHMR’s big-room festival anthems such as “Secrets,” “Megalodon,” and “Wildcard, “Harmonica Andromeda will set the new standard for KSHMR’s sound leading into the new decade. With over 500 million streams to date and multiple chart-topping singles, KSHMR has established himself as one of the most prolific producers in dance music today. As a solo artist, he’s established an industry-leading label and brand Dharma Worldwide and headlined major festivals across the globe including Coachella, Tomorrowland, Ultra Japan, Sunburn India. KSHMR also continues to build his impressive resume with his latest venture Dharma Studio, a music production education platform that aims to help producers of all levels find their way in the dance music world.