Above & Beyond have announced the release of a refreshing new project. Coming through the soundwaves July 19th, the beloved band prepares to launch their yoga and mindfulness-inspired full length album 'Flow State'. ‘The album is a 49-minute panoramic journey of ambient compositions and warm, neo-classical soundscapes that offer moments of meditative calm in these busy and often overwhelming times. Designed to be experienced in its entirety, the LP rewards complete, focussed listening and encourages a headspace where the journey becomes the destination.
To give fans insight as to what can be expected from the forthcoming LP they've made a 3-track sampler available today. In between now and release you can also tune in to recently updated 'Flow State' yoga playlist.
A deviation from the anthemic dance sound that swept Above & Beyond’s ‘Common Ground’ LP to the top of the charts,‘Flow State’ is the culmination of a journey which began at Burning Man in 2014.
A chance encounter on the Playa led to a spontaneous sunset yoga set on the infamous Robot Heart stage, guided by renowned yogi Elena Brower. A magical and spiritual experience for those present, it inspired Above & Beyond to begin opening their biggest global gigs with yoga sets, creating transformative experiences for 25,000 strong crowds at The Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington and Huntington Beach, California. The original Burning Man yoga set has subsequently gone on to amass over 2 million streams on Soundcloud.
“Our music has always been about getting in touch with, and understanding and accepting our emotions. After those amazing yoga sets, we realized that there is a bigger place for this more reflective music within our little universe. Through raised awareness, being more present, one can reach a state of flow: a creative and free state of mind where time, fear and stress dissipate.” -Above & Beyond’s Paavo Siljamaki
To long-time fans of Above & Beyond, this new album will come as no surprise; quieter moments have always been essential components of their chart-topping electronic albums. Alongside 14 new compositions, 3 of the band’s classic ambient works are remastered for ‘Flow State’, including the iconic ‘Sun In Your Eyes’, a track currently given a new lease of life via DJ support from tastemakers such as Jamie XX.
Above & Beyond’s Flow State album will be released on the band’s Anjunabeats imprint on July the 19th. As a precursor to the release, a three-track EP - featuring new track ‘Believer’ plus classics ‘Small Moments’ and ‘Sun In Your Eyes’ - drops on International Yoga Day (June 21) and offers a small window into the full Flow State experience.
Pre-order the latest addition to the band's discography to be the first to listen to the album and stay tuned to the trio's social media for updates on 'Flow State' as well as upcoming summer tour dates.