Armin van Buuren recently released ‘Heading Up High’ featuring Kensington, the new single from Armin’s full-length studio album, ‘Embrace’ (Armada Music). The single is out now, accompanied by a music video that was premiered worldwide on MTV for an exclusive 24-hour window. The track has apparently set the Netherlands on fire when it shot straight to A-rotation at Dutch FM. He is working with Dutch rock band Kensington, whose latest studio album, ‘Rivals’ (Universal), peaked at the #1 chart position in the Netherlands. The band consists of members Eloi Youssef (vocals, guitar), Casper Starreveld (guitar, vocals), Jan Haker (bass) and Niles Vandenberg (drums).
The music video of “Heading Up High” depicts a crowd of inmates trying to escape a dome-shaped prison by heading up high through the roof. Among this group of prisoners is Hardwell, trying to soar to freedom alongside his fellow convicts, guided by the lyrics, sounds and beats of van Buuren and Kensington.
Armin van Buuren: “I wanted to create a song that was just totally unexpected and I’d been drawn to the sound of Kensington for some time. We really vibed well together and I think my long-time dance music fans may be surprised by some elements of this song. It just really soars and I get a great reaction whenever I play it out! It’s got the feel of worlds coming together.”
The Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs BOOSTEDKIDS Remix is all attack and sonic aggression, ideal for today’s EDM audiences. Add the Years Remix and the First State Remix – both with melodic arrangements and swells – and may well be a festival favourite for summer 2016.
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