Netsky returns to hospital data with the brand new album “Second Nature”
Netsky’s self-titled debut album on Hospital Records in 2010 caught people’s attention. His follow-up 2 in 2012 cemented its status as the epitome of drum & bass. Then 3 in 2016 demonstrated his ability to do pop / DnB crossovers with stellar collaborations.
3 was released on Sony after he split from Hospital and was supposed to be posting a follow-up called Palmtrees & Powerlines, but for some reason it was scrapped and converted into his Abbot Kinney EP, which was actually released on Universal. He released a few more tracks in 2019, but announced his return to the hospital in early 2020, which received huge applause from fans.
Now Second Nature is officially out. His tonal make-up is very different from the stricter DnB by Netsky, the mixture of soft and hard on 2 or the brilliant pop of 3. In contrast, Second Nature remains rather fluid with the exception of a few tracks.
Only three singles were released from the massive 18-track album, which sometimes feels like overkill. There isn’t that much that feels like “filler” on the album, just that sometimes it seems like there was too much when other tracks could have got a bigger focus.
With other albums from Metrik, The Prototypes, Sub Focus & Wilkinson and others coming out of Drum & Bass this year, it’s been one of the best years in the genre since 2013 in my opinion. With so many incredible albums, it mostly comes down to the personal ones Taste what someone likes or dislikes. For me, Second Nature didn’t reach 2 or 3 and it has a very different mood than our # 1 Drum & Bass album of the year, Ten Thousand Feet & Rising.
But at the base level, Second Nature isn’t something to make fun of, and there are lots of incredible tracks that are definitely going to go big. Check out the full album below!
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