Album Review: Armin Van Buuren – Intense Featured
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Armin van Buuren will release his highly anticipated new artist album, titled Intense. ‘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 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.”
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01. Intense (feat. Miri Ben-Ari)
02. This Is What It Feels Like (feat. Trevor Guthrie)
03. Beautiful Life (feat. Cindy Alma)
04. Waiting For The Night (feat. Fiora)
06. Sound Of The Drums (feat. Laura Jansen)
07. Alone (feat. Lauren Evans)
08. Turn This Love Around (vs. NERVO feat. Laura V.)
09. Won't Let You Go (feat. Aruna)
10. In 10 Years From Now
11. Last Stop Before Heaven
12. Forever Is Ours (feat. Emma Hewitt)
13. Love Never Came (feat. Richard Bedford)
14. Who's Afraid of 138?!