Armin van Buuren, Jake Reese work in melodic tandem on ‘Need You Now’
Armin van Buuren strikes again with another pulsating release titled “Need You Now,” featuring the vocals of former X-Factor winner and fellow Dutch singer-songwriter, Jake Reese.
“Need You Now” characterizes van Buuren’s extended take on modern progressive sound through ricocheting basslines, radiant melodies, and Reese’s hypnotic, detuned vocals. Reese, known offstage as Jaap Reesema, is a former contestant and winner of the 2010 season of X-Factor, and has collaborated both as a co-writer and a singer with Hardwell, David Guetta, Showtek, KSHMR, and Dash Berlin, among others.
van Buuren said of the release,
“You don’t always know when the inspiration for a song may come, but it struck me full force when I heard Jake Reese’s vocals and lyrics for this single. I love how the story hits home so strongly, and got lost in the vocal melody right away. It helped the track come alive very organically and I am very pleased with how it turned out. It’s another tune about love, because I know that’s precisely what you guys need!”
“Need You Now” follows van Buuren’s three-track EP, Hollow Mask Illusion, drawing him ever closer to 1000 episodes of “A State of Trance.”
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