Above & Beyond release ‘Blue Sky Action’ off expected 2015 album
Even with Madison Square Garden on the horizon, Above & Beyond have found somewhat of a spike in their musical output for 2014. The iconic trio behind a plethora of uplifting hits and a striking orchestral transformation alike have not let all the live headway distract from their studio output. Picking up where “Sticky Fingers” left off, Anjunabeats latest single “Blue Sky Action” is testament to just how far the long serving trance advocates have taken their sound over the past decade.
Besides hosting a welcome return from Alex Vargas on vocal duties, “Blue Sky Action” is a reaffirming follow-up to its original predecessor. Above & Beyond’s defining factor remains expertly tested yet increasingly welcome – that of a balance of big room energy and preserved trance fundamentals. The result is a polished and uplifting number that both celebrates and spearheads a spike in universal poignancy for the industry as a whole, not to mention their festival primed sound. Dance music may reflect as larger-than-life at times, but with sights still set on pushing the boundaries rather than resting on their laurels, “Blue Sky Action” is yet another reason Above & Beyond has played soundtrack to some truly definitive moments on the industry’s burgeoning live circuit.
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