Armin van Buuren & Gryffin's Anticipated Collab 'What Took You So Long' Is a Musical Homecoming

What Took You So Long

In a landmark collaboration, electronic music giants Armin van Buuren and Gryffin have released their first joint single, 'What Took You So Long,' marking a meaningful return to their musical origins. This new track is a culmination of their experiences and a testament to their roots in the dance music genre, resonating deeply with their respective fan bases.

Armin van Buuren, a name synonymous with the trance genre, has revisited the rapid tempos and euphoric atmosphere that characterized his early career through his latest work, including his recent album, 'Breathe In.' Meanwhile, Gryffin, known for his crossover appeal and future bass endeavors, is channeling his dance-centric essence, as previewed in his upcoming album 'PULSE.'

What Took You So Long
Armin van Buuren,
Armada Music
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The conception of 'What Took You So Long' stemmed from a storytelling session among Gryffin, Armin, and their collaborators. Gryffin recounted, "Armin told us a story about finding the love of your life and questioning why it took so long to find them. We were all captivated by the idea and quickly moved to production, blending the 140-bpm trance energy with emotional vocals."

Armin van Buuren shared the personal resonance of the track, explaining, "Collaborating with Gryffin was special as we both are revisiting our music roots. The song reflects a cherished personal memory of meeting my wife and the emotions tied to that experience."

Both artists bring a wealth of experience and acclaim to this project. Armin van Buuren, a global ambassador for electronic music, continues to impact the scene with his extensive discography, including his latest album 'Breathe In,' and his influential radio show, A State of Trance. His performances span the globe, with appearances at major festivals and residencies in Ibiza and Las Vegas.

Gryffin, on the other hand, has made a name for himself as an unforgettable live act and a producer of infectious melodies. Following his platinum-certified hits and chart-topping debut album, Gravity, Gryffin's sophomore album, Alive, showcased his musical diversity. With PULSE, he aims to expand his influence in the dance music scene further, starting with the significant release of 'What Took You So Long' in collaboration with Armin van Buuren.

This partnership signifies a blend of generational talents in Armin van Buuren and Gryffin. It highlights their shared journey back to the essence of their musical roots, offering fans a mix of nostalgia and innovation.

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