Above & Beyond just released the first single from their highly anticipated second album Group Therapy, and it is beyond massive. Working with Richard Bedford, vocalist of Alone Tonight and Thing Called Love, they’ve called upon their originality to make something both fresh and familiar. Sun and Moon is an all-in-one summary of Above & Beyond’s illustrious legacy and sound–everything you’ve come to expect from them, and then some.
As the their fourth collaboration with Mr. Bedford, the trio decided to make something worthy of the gigantic venues they regularly grace. The original blends that classic Bedford lyricism with “a funky tech groove and a huge club-smashing riff,” as said by Anjunabeats. Fans of Tri-State will certainly not be disappointed with their newest rendition of vocal trance. However, my allegiance lies with the Kim Fai mix, which tones down the tech elements in favor of a more epic, streamlined banger. Take your pick though; the release will feature other remixes from Dennis Sheperd, Seiji, 7 Skies and The Others.
A&B has mentioned playing parts of Sun & Moon‘s skeleton up to two years ago in concert, with the track having “the longest gestation period of any of our songs,” according to Tony McGuinness in the official release. He goes on to call it Alone Tonight part II, which I–like so many other stark A&B fans–have been waiting for since the moment I first finished listening to the song. As a bonus, check out the official video below!