Armin van Buuren can’t stay out of the headlines with a stream of single releases ahead of his first album release since 2015 and seventh album overall. The compilation, which is titled Balance, will be released in full on Oct. 25, and the producer has put out the next single from the album, “All Comes Down.” The track features Cimo Fränkel, whose vocals have been a popular choice as of late for electronic music tracks, the most recent of which is Arty‘s single release, “Daydreams,” on Armada Music. It is van Buuren’s second time collaborating with the vocalist after first release “Strong Ones.”
Van Buuren has put out an acoustic and original version of the song, both of which put Fränkel’s vocals front and center from the release’s outset. The original sees the producer revert back to his trance roots with ethereal notes that transport the listener to an otherworldly release of emotion as the introduction transitions to the drop. The track is able to take the listener to the peak moment of euphoria during one of van Buuren’s live sets within the minute-long cascading note progression between Fränkel’s polarizing vocals. The acoustic version heavily leans on piano notes that dance around the vocals, instilling a sense of calm in the listener compared to the upbeat energy of the original.
“All Comes Down” is the sixth single from Balance to be released, and it’s out now via Armada Music.
It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.
Dillon Francis pumps his fans up this NMF with a remix of Saweetie’s “My Type,” and Mat Zo reveals his long-anticipated “Emotion Sickness.” Lane 8 showcases another brilliant single in “Sunday Song,” and Lost Kings, Sevyn Streeter and Luh Kel get the party started with “LA & The Parties.” Matt Lange and Kerry Leva reveal their blissful collaboration, “Every Word,” and Vincent and Naderi waste no time on their new powerful single, “Wasted Time.” Spooky dubstep returns for October in Figure and Dubscribe’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” and Chris Lorenzo tries his hand at drum ‘n’ bass production in “Take Me as I Am.” MitiS and RUNN craft a gorgeous soundscape on “Shattered,” and Chrome Sparks remixes Whethan and The Knocks’ “Summer Luv.” Dash Berlin shines on a new remix of Myon and ICON’s “Cold Summer,” and Morgan Page, Matt Fax, and Lissie take “The Longest Road To The Ground.” TroyBoi gets intense on his new single, “The Truth,” and Armin van Buuren and Cimo Frankel offer a dreamy trance collaboration, “All Comes Down.”
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.
Arty marks his return to Armada, and thus the return of his feel-good progressive sound, with newest single “Daydreams” featuring Cimo Fränkel. Fränkel, who previously co-wrote Cheat Codes and Kriss Kross Amsterdam’s “Sex,” has smooth vocals that keep the listener wanting more, ultimately making the release radio-worthy to its core.
“Daydreams” is an example of Arty’s production at its finest, with a euphoric, progressive drop mixed with a polarizing vocal. The track induces dancing from the outset, and it features an upbeat and infectious energy that captivates the listener to their core from the track’s first note. Those who listen closely to “Daydreams” will detect the acoustic core that the artists shaped the release from.
“Cimo and Rik sent me the demo of the song last year and I fell in love with it,” Arty says of the song in a press release. “We spent a lot of time going back and forth with different ideas for lyrics and melodies and finally found the sweet spot where the song feels euphoric but still keeps its organic beauty. Cimo and Rik are extremely gifted songwriters and I’m beyond grateful to be able to work with them on this song and many other songs we’re working on together right now.”
After delivering a diverse testament to his enlivened, airy production proclivity on the recent For LoveEP, Filous has sprinkled his mellow magic on the Dutch singer-songwriter Cimo Fränkel’s “Never Give Up.”
Filous’ remix breathes new life into an already impassioned work. Opening with dulcetly sincere, heartwarming guitar melodies, Filous transitions, just before the vocals kick, into a deeply melodic atmosphere. With both concise percussion and a fixed beat “Never Give Up” is an animated display of Filous’ soothing potential.