John Summit Announces Debut Album, Calls Avicii Comparisons ‘Extremely Disrespectful’ to ‘Incredible’ Late Artist

John Summit Announces Debut Album, Calls Avicii Comparisons ‘Extremely Disrespectful’ to ‘Incredible’ Late Artist

One of the busiest producers in dance music just added another big moment to his calendar, with John Summit today (May 29) announcing that he’ll release his debut album on July 12.


The project is titled Comfort In Chaos and will be released via Darkroom and Summit’s own Experts Only label. The album announcement follows a string of recent singles, including the recently released “Go Back,” the Hayla collaboration “Shiver” and last summer’s official remix of the Kaskade and deadmau5 classic “I Remember.” Summit’s catalog has generated 152.7 million on-demand official U.S. streams, according to Luminate.

In a statement, Summit says that “Trying to find peace in chaos is the overarching theme of this album – this is a far more emotional, melodic body of work for me, because it’s my most introspective work to date. John Summit is the performing act, but when I write music I get more vulnerable – while writing this album, I had to go from being in the mindset of John Summit to being John Schuster, my real name.”

The album’s cover art taps into themes of peace, chaos, life and death and was created by Puerto Rican visual artist Marcos Alvarado, who also made the visuals for a number of Summit’s recent singles. See this cover image below.

Summit is one of the most in-demand dance artist of the moment, with a series of recent major sets (including performing twice over each weekend of Coachella) leading up to a headlining show at Madison Square Garden on June 29. Beyond that, Summit has 26 other club and festival dates on his summer and fall schedule, with more to be announced. This grinding pace recently lead commenters on to suggest that Summit might “crash out” like the late producer Avicii, an observation Summit addressed on TikTok earlier this week.

“Please stop making this comparison, it’s really extremely disrespectful,” he says in the clip. “Avicii was an incredible artist and incredibly inspiring to me, and if there’s any way to honor his legacy, it’s by not making those same mistakes. It’s just really really getting on my nerves. It’s not the easiest life I live, but I really f—ing love it. And I really love entertaining people, and making music is my life.”

Check out the official artwork for Summit’s Comfort in Chaos below:

John Summit Comfort in Chaos Artwork
John Summit Comfort in Chaos

The post “John Summit Announces Debut Album, Calls Avicii Comparisons ‘Extremely Disrespectful’ to ‘Incredible’ Late Artist” by Katie Bain was published on 05/29/2024 by