‘Feel Again,’ Armin van Buuren’s eighth studio album, was released. Captained by brand-new single ‘On & On,’ a collaboration with British duo Punctual and London-based singer-songwriter Alika, and a highly requested ID track since last summer, the album is chock-full of collaborations with artists from all over the musical spectrum (R3HAB, Owl City, Matoma, Teddy Swims, Gareth Emery, JC Stewart, and more), echoing the album’s aim to bring people together.
In its entirety, ‘Feel Again’ was born out of Armin van Buuren’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 incredible 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 represents the journey of an artist extraordinaire radically 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.
“I’m stoked and proud to finally share the full album,” said Armin van Buuren. “To me, ‘Feel Again’ signifies a new beginning, as being lost without actively realizing 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.”
From reconnecting with friends, family and fans to finding inner peace, ‘Feel Again’ means acknowledging harsh truths, finding out what really matters and letting that power a new step forward. Because in the evergreen words of Armin van Buuren himself, “we’re still learning and will never stop learning till the day we die”.
Listen to the tracks below.
Written by: Editor of IVR