W&W begin NWYR adventure with a self-titled, debut single featuring Armin van Buuren
Trance has entered a “resurgence” of sorts, as its classic, true-to-form elements are once again the dominant sound within the genre. Coincidentally, a large wave of artists who’d initially halted their work in trance in favor of pursuing the main stage sounds of commercial house are now returning to their roots.
W&W, whose recent hits include a trap remix of The Chainsmokers‘ award-winning hit “Don’t Let Me Down” and big room anthem “Live The Night” with Lil’ Jon and Hardwell, mark the most recent of the bunch who have revived their old sound. They began 2017 with the timely announcement of their new trance-dedicated alias NWYR, and have now paired with “Another You” composer Armin van Buuren to create their debut, self-titled single.
“NWYR” checks all the boxes needed in order to be considered as an acceptable trance piece by modern standards, but falls a tad short from the stunning production value we’ve heard from both parties in the past. Set at a tempo considerably faster than 128 bpm, atmospheric breakdowns are accompanied by intense explosions of pounding kicks and simplistic, yet appealing synth progressions. It speaks loudly to the quality we’re likely to hear from the duo as they continue to use NWYR as their way back into the community.