Armin van Buuren creates a huge stir whenever he releases a new track, song, remix, DJ-mix, or, in the case of his last critically acclaimed LP, a full-length studio album. Electronic dance music fans and mainstream music-lovers alike gravitated to Armin’s last album, INTENSE (Armada Music), which included the single, “This Is What It Feels Like” featuring Trevor Guthrie. Armin is now thrilled to announce his sixth and latest full-length studio album, EMBRACE (Armada Music), released on October 29th. The graphic design and iconography for EMBRACE were created by renowned photographer, film and music video director, Anton Corbijn.
Said Armin van Buuren, “After 76, Shivers, Imagine, Mirage, and Intense, I went for another album title that consists of only one word: EMBRACE! The idea was to ‘EMBRACE’ several different instruments and sounds, and incorporate them into my sound. I hope my fans will ‘EMBRACE’ this new chapter in my life. I loved working with Anton on the cover for the album. It is nothing short of an honor, and I’m really glad to see how well it turned out.”
Said Anton Corbijn, “I photographed Armin with the idea to modify the public perception of him and of what he is creating. He is such a nice guy, so I worked on giving him a bit more edge visually and created, amongst other stuff, images that hold a mix of references to Sgt. Pepper and Mad Max. Playful stuff, basically. Apt for a versatile DJ who adores music and travels the world.”
When Armin puts his energy into a full studio album, a world tour, a music video or a nightclub performance, he attracts the most accomplished, like-minded professionals in the creative space. To wit, the boundless Anton Corbijn is responsible for capturing the visual images of EMBRACE. Over the years, Corbijn’s enduring photographs have included those of Keith Richards, U2, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Clint Eastwood and countless other cultural and artistic icons in a photographic career that’s spanned four decades. For Armin, an album is a full-body experience and a total work of art. With EMBRACE, Armin aims to shatter his previous artistic boundaries and push himself ever higher.
The first single from EMBRACE is “Another You” featuring the vocals of Mr. Probz. To date, “Another You” has surpassed 40 million Spotify streams and the single continues to gain momentum on radio and television across the U.S. and world. The official music video for “Another You” has been watched more than 5 million times on YouTube. A staple for hungry club and festival-goers all during the summer of 2015, “Another You” is the radio-friendly song that consistently elicits thrilled reactions. With an attention-seizing strummed intro and the unmistakable vocals of Dutch singer/songwriter/rapper Mr. Probz, “Another You” has audiences gleefully singing-alone every time Armin – or another DJ – hits “play” on the song.
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