| 13 June 2014|
13 June 2014
| John Amatiello
Sultan + Ned Shepard
Electronic dance music, Electro house, Progressive house, Dance-pop
Tiësto albums, Progressive house albums
A Town Called Paradise is the fifth studio album by Dutch DJ and record producer Tiësto. It was released on 13 June 2014 by Musical Freedom, PM:AM Recordings, and Universal Music. It was preceded by three singles, "Red Lights", "Wasted" and "Light Years Away".
"Red Lights" was released as the lead single from the album on 13 December 2013. It was his first number one in Scotland, it also peaked to number 6 on the UK Singles Chart. The song reached the top 10 in Australia, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
"Wasted" was released as the second single from the album on 25 April 2014. The song has peaked to number 3 on the UK Singles Chart. The song has reached the top 10 in Sweden.
"Light Years Away" was released as the album's third single on 28 November 2014. The song features English group DBX. According to group member Pete Kirtley, the song is about "not giving up, even though the path ahead sometimes seems impossible and unreachable".
Upon its release, A Town Called Paradise received mixed to positive reviews from music critics. Christopher R. Weingarten of Rolling Stone gave the album a mixed review stating, "EDM has changed pop, and now pop is changing veteran DJ Tiësto. He's moved from the abrasively chilly trance of 2009's Kaleidoscope to embrace pianos and guitars, a warm sound like the 4 a.m. version of Taylor Swift or Coldplay. He's a consummate crowd-pleaser, but he's best when he gets weird: The warped grind of "Echoes" is a standout; "Wasted" might be one of 2014's best country songs."
On 19 June 2014, the album entered the Irish Albums Chart at number 22. The album entered the New Zealand Albums Chart at number 39. On 22 June 2014, the album debuted at number 22 on the UK Albums Chart. The album debuted at number 18 on the Billboard 200 chart and number 2 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart. It opened in the United States with first week sales of 15,013.Notes
^[a] signifies an additional producer.
^[b] signifies a vocal producer.
^[c] signifies an additional vocal producer.
Credits adapted from AllMusic.
1Red Lights4:23A Town Called Paradise Wikipedia
2Footprints (feat Cruickshank)Su Cruickshank4:17
3Light Years Away3:43