In the ever-evolving landscape of electronic music, few collaborations resonate as deeply and harmoniously as that of Above & Beyond and Zoë Johnston. Their latest track, "Crazy Love," marks another milestone in a partnership spanning nearly two decades, delivering an ethereal trance anthem that has already captivated audiences worldwide.
First unveiled at the Group Therapy 500 celebration in Los Angeles to an ecstatic crowd of 20,000, "Crazy Love" has been a fixture in Above & Beyond's live sets, from the iconic Red Rocks in Colorado to the electric atmosphere of EDC Las Vegas, and even across the pond at London's Printworks. This track, road-tested and perfected through these performances, quickly became a sought-after ID, demonstrating the trio's unmatched ability to connect with their audience.
The year preceding this release saw GRAMMY-nominated artists Above & Beyond achieving significant milestones, including an RIAA Gold certification for their track "Don't Leave" from the ambient album 'Flow State.' The trio also made history as the only British DJs to sell out two consecutive nights at Printworks, celebrating the venue's final season. Their return to Red Rocks and performances at Insomniac's Escape Halloween festival further cemented their status as leading figures in the global dance music scene. Their previous single, "Over Now" with Seven Lions and Opposite The Other, not only achieved Top 30 status on the Billboard and Mediabase radio charts in the US but also garnered international radio play, underscoring their global appeal.
GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Zoë Johnston, whose voice has been a defining element of Above & Beyond's sound since their 2004 collaboration "No One On Earth," continues to leave her mark on the music world. With contributions to every one of the group's dance and acoustic studio albums, her distinctive vocals and emotive songwriting have been central to the group's success. Tracks like "Good For Me" and "We're All We Need" are not just songs but anthems that have defined a generation of trance enthusiasts. In 2023, Johnston's work, including collaborations with Faithless and Delirium, amassed over 12 million streams, a testament to her enduring influence and talent.
As Above & Beyond prepares to take their live celebration to Echostage in Washington, DC, followed by performances at Igloofest in Quebec City and New City Gas in Montreal, fans can anticipate the immersive experience that has become synonymous with their shows. "Crazy Love" is not just a song but a celebration of the enduring collaboration between Above & Beyond and Zoë Johnston and a testament to their continued relevance in the ever-changing world of electronic music. Tickets are on sale now (www.aboveandbeyond.nu/tour).