On May 3rd, Armin van Buuren will release his highly anticipated new artist album, titled Intense. He announced the follow-up to his successful 2010 ‘Mirage’ album tonight, during his A State of Trance radio show. ‘Intense’ is an album more diverse than any of Armin’s previous albums, crossing over from progressive and trance to classic and rock.
Armin van Buuren:”It’s been an intense 2 years in the making. Being a perfectionist, some of these tracks have taken me months to finish. I’ve tried to incorporate as many real instruments as possible, including a live orchestra and the rock band of my brother Eller, Bagga Bownz. It’s been an honour to work with such talented artists, singers and songwriters.”
Armin: ”Intense embraces more genres than any of my other albums, crossing over from progressive and trance to classic, even rock. Being a perfectionist, some of these tracks have taken me months to finish. Incorporating as many real instruments as possible, it includes a live orchestra, as well as the rock band of my brother Eller. It’s been an honour to work with such talented artists, singers and songwriters, they’ve really inspired me. It’s been an ‘intense’ 3 years in the making, but I’m very pleased with the result.”
Little by little, Armin reveals the artwork of his brand new album, out on May 3rd. Keep an eye on Armin’s social media… because it’s only going to get more Intense! The tracklist of the album, as well as artists who Armin collaborated with, will be revealed soon.
‘Intense’ will be released on Armada Music on Friday May 3rd.
Armin van Buuren: ”These songs came to life just by being in the studio, being who I am and following my gut. I feel closer to myself than I ever have. The album sort of happened to me, it just all came together and the story wrote itself. I didn’t try to force anything, I just did what I found interesting and tried to have as much fun in the studio as possible.”
May 3rd 2013 is a date that the global EDM movement won’t easily forget. Two years after the glow of the ‘Mirage’ album hit the scene, it’s time for a new light to shine. An intense light, coming to you in 15 extraordinary compositions, musical fusions and hymns. ‘Intense’ is the fifth artist album of the world’s number one DJ, and the follow-up to the successful ‘76’, ‘Shivers’, ‘Imagine’ and ‘Mirage’ albums. Armin van Buuren now proudly presents its official tracklist, revealing all its jewels and talented, collaborative artists.
Armin:” I’ve never put so much work into one album and each track by itself is pretty Intense. They are all about moments of extreme joy or sadness and the album flirts with all kinds of musical styles, particularly the title track itself.”
Armin van Buuren reveals tracklist of ‘Intense’