Exclusive Interview: Ferry Corsten ventures into new territory with his emotive “Blueprint” concept album
It’s been five years since Ferry Corsten released his fourth studio album titled WKND. The drawn-out creative process of his latest album Blueprint is further emphasised by the amount of time that’s passed since WKND was released back in February 2012. Five years constitutes an eternity in the dance music realm, but the necessity for the time lapse between albums is thoroughly evident in this new masterpiece.
Titled Blueprint, this concept album is a thoughtful, deeply personal project for Ferry Corsten which eschews the confines of the club-oriented music which he has indisputably mastered. With his new album, Corsten has not only musically, but also verbally encouraged fans to think beyond the dance floor. Indeed this sentiment is a requisite for listeners who wish to experience the album in a purposeful fashion. Showcasing his creativity, passion and energy through the album’s very own storyline, the 17 track album takes listeners on a journey beyond music, moving from melodic anthems to dance floor fillers, as well as a broad array of both instrumentals and vocal tracks. Adding to his impressive catalogue of productions, this album is just the latest chapter in an illustrious career, but it’s here to change the game.
Rarely do we see such consistent quality throughout an album. Ferry Corsten has made it his priority to make this album be one cohesive unit, with each track contributing equally to the overall story that the artist has created. The album is a tribute to Sci-Fi, and features references to all the eccentricities of Science Fiction, dating from early fan fascination all the way to current sci-fi trends such as “Stranger Things” and “Westworld”.
Blueprint is an explorative piece of work that puts sci-fi at its interstellar core. Hollywood actor, Campbell Scott (known for The Amazing Spider-Man and The Exorcism of Emily Rose), lends his voice and is the narrative of the album. A unique and wildly creative expedition, Ferry attempts to bring a wider perspective to the listener with what is likely to be his most personal piece of art to date. Blueprint is truly an explorative new age journey and one which Ferry Corsten is finally excited to be sharing with his faithful fans!
This is just one of the few topics we touched in our exclusive interview with Ferry Corsten. The Dutch legend invited us to his Flashover Recordings office in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where we had the opportunity to listen to the whole story behind Blueprint. Not to spoil any more of the interview, check it out in its entirety below.