Armin van Buuren recently released his eighth studio album, ‘Feel Again’. Captained by brand-new single ‘On & On’ — a link-up with British duo Punctual and London-based singer-songwriter Alika — the album is full of collaborations with artists across the musical spectrum including R3HAB, Owl City, Matoma, Teddy Swims, Gareth Emery, JC Stewart and more.
In its entirety, the album was apparently born out of Armin’s disconnect with family, friends and fans during the pandemic. He felt out of place and uninspired, and found it hard to cope with the fact that not everyone can be pleased. So he reformed his life routines, took up meditation to calm the storm and did everything he could to negate the numbness. What he ended up with was a newfound love for music and an album that reflects three different stages of feeling and inspiration: ‘Feel Again’.
Interlocking singles such as ‘Come Around Again’, ‘One More Time’, ‘Easy To Love’ and ‘No Fun’, the ‘Feel Again’ album sonically aims to represent the journey of an artist looking for harmony within himself. Its 34 tracks may be different in terms of sound, but together, ‘they reflect an equilibrium that could only come from a man in balance.’
Armin van Buuren: “I’m stoked and proud to finally share the full album. To me, ‘Feel Again’ signifies a new beginning, as being lost without actively realising it can whittle away at who you are. I’m happy to have found a new balance and a reinvigorated love for music, and I hope the album will remind and encourage listeners to stay connected and true to themselves.”