Tiesto created a new account on Twitter and Instagram named VER:WEST, followed by na upload of a cryptic vídeo, teasing fans of what’s coming.
The man needs no presentation whatsoever: Tijs Michiel Verwest has conquered everything in the world of dance music: he headlined every possible mainstage, released albums, comercial track hits, fan favorites, contemporary classics, created his own label(s), formed limitless comercial partnerships and grew the Tiesto name to unimaginable heights, rivalling the likes of the biggest pop artists in the world.
At 51 years of age, the man is a living legend, well respected by his peers and well regarded as one of the best and most revolutionary musicians of the 21st century. Naturally, all of this means that every move Tiesto makes is accompanied by a string of media coverage and fan attention, and his latest one hasn’t slipped under the radar.
Just two hours ago (at the time of writing this article), Tiesto created a new Twitter and Instagram account entitled VER:WEST, refering to his own last name. Now, you might think a fan would be behind this, but both social media accounts have already been followed by Tiesto and his Musical Freedom/AFTR:HRS labels, guaranteeing the legitimacy. But that’s far from the most interesting part: a video has also been uploaded, depicting a sunset and a colon logo, accompanied by a progressive-ish/trance track.
Fans were quick to react, with some claiming this is just another clothing brand curated by Tiesto. Others freaked out and labelled this a new Tiesto alias and perhaps his long-awaited return to his trance origins. To add more gasoline to the hypebeast fire, a Reddit user by the name of u/discoweapon7 claims to have Shazamed the video’s background track, which prompted a result entitled 5 Seconds Before Sunrise by… you guessed it, VER:WEST.
Everything at this point must be taken with a pinch of salt, as there are no oficial statements on this project so far. As we await further developments, we can’t help but feel nostalgic about Tiesto’s trance days, and wonder about how a return could impact both the trance scene and Tiesto’s image. For now, be sure to follow both social media accounts and relive some of that trance nostalgia in the link down below!
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