In 2009 Marcel Veenendaal joined the band as the new lead singer. The first single in this new line-up was ‘Times are Changing’, which became the band’s first number 1 hit. A dream start which unleashed a whole new era of creativity. Over the years DIRECT is praised for the capability of frequently reinventing themselves musically, while maintaining a distinctive sound.
In 2015 DI-RECT celebrated their 15 year anniversary with a hometown gig on the beach in The Hague for 12.500 people.
Recently the band released their EP ‘Fired Up’. 4 new tracks on which DI-RECT expresses themselves with a completely new sound. Contagious grooves, hot riffs and a lot of energy. This release sets the tone for their next album ‘Rolling with the Punches’, which is released on October 6th 2017.