Kygo’s ‘Stargazing’ EP proves underwhelming in first-week sales
Kygo released his Stargazing EP last week, a five-track work featuring Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding, and U2. Yet, despite the EP’s star-power, Stargazing fell surprisingly short in the copy sale division. It managed to sell only 37 copies in the US alone in the first week of the its release.
The tropical house heavyweight has remained a fixture in the electronic dance music scene since 2014, when his popular remixes to Marvin Gaye, Ed Sheeran, and more caught international attention for their catchy melodies overlaid by silky vocal parts. Since then, breakout singles like ‘Firestone’ and ‘Stole the Show’ have kept him in the spotlight.
While the startling lack of album sales remains somewhat shrouded in mystery, some critics have asserted that Stargazing’s different sound, reliant on indulgent piano and ‘chopped’ vocal samples, simply did not resonate with fans originally attracted to Kygo’s tropical house aesthetic.
The EP, however, is only Kygo’s second elongated body of work, leaving the Norwegian DJ plenty of time and opportunity to rebound.
H/T: EDM Tunes