Above & Beyond Captivates Us Once Again with “Always” Featuring Zoë Johnston
On January 19th, Above & Beyond blessed music-lovers with a breathtaking music video to one of their new tracks, “Always”.
Above & Beyond was formed in 2000 by a group of artists consisting of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki. Since then, the group has been feeding souls with their various genres of house music. Not only are they admired for their sounds, but they created two labels, Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep, in which like-minded artists can share their art.
With a highly anticipated fourth album, “Common Ground”, the group surprised fans with the song “Always”, which was accompanied by a music video.
Now in 2018, technology is continuing to advance and creatives are becoming more and more innovative. The music video for “Always”, however, is simply put, a breath of fresh air. Literally and figuratively.
Stream Above & Beyond – “Always” featuring Zoë Johnston
The visuals are simplistic, yet perfectly represent the emotions felt when listening to the song. As the drones fly above the cold snowy mountains, I feel nothing but warmth. Zoë Johnston’s vocals are mesmerizing per usual. Juxtaposed with the white background and her pale skin, her piercing blue eyes pull me in further.
The lyrics are ultimately about a human relationship:
“Baby, one day you’ll walk away, one day you’ll walk away from me…
Baby, you’ll be there for me, you’ll be there for me…
Always, sure as the rising sun”
Take away all the technology and the man-made things and what remains are us humans and this Earth – the most beautiful things on the planet. And it turns out, humans, despite an end in a relationship, can still always be there for one another.
Just like the rising sun.