Armin shocked the world a month ago with the release of a tropical house single, ‘Sex, Love & Water’. While some fans were terrified that it meant Armin was giving up trance forever, many more sensible fans were blown away by the quality of the unexpected tune. Today Armin has continued to defy expectations with a new house tune – ‘Therapy’. Does he once again live up to expectations of his demanding fans? In short, yes, but at the end of the day, I can’t quite say I like this side of Armin as much as the original.
‘Therapy’ features vocals from James Newman. At its core, the track is a relaxed progressive house cut, but throughout Armin sprinkles in different elements which help this tune stand out from the rest. Throughout a tropical feel can be heard, light snapping percussion alongside a subtle guitar riff help evoke imagery of a beach town in the summertime.
While Armin is no doubt one of the most talented producers of all time, and this new side of him has many fans thrilled. I have to say Armin is still his best when he is producing trance. There is truly nothing wrong with ‘Somebody’ but it is nothing we have not heard several times before. Check out the track below.