Heading out into uncharted territory, trance goliath Armin Van Buuren links up with well known vocalist Sam Martin to produce a piano ballad track titled “Wild Wild Son“. His new record is a refreshing take when considering his discography. The track features rich vocal lines with plenty of acoustic instrumentation in the form of blasting drums and smooth piano hooks. Sam Martin is known for his chart topping collaborations with David Guetta, Dirty South, and his impressive personal career. Released on Armada, the track comes as unique instalment to the trance legends collection of brilliant singles.
Armin announced that the track was dedicated to his son Remy. The lyrics are full of coming of age aphorisms, the dynamics of a father-son relationship, and growing up. The song was premiered at Untold Festival in Romania and fans were quick to call out its rather unique tone. During his crazy 8 hour set, this song stood out as one to remember. The song features a heartfelt instrumental. The stylish drums, piano, and voice all come together in harmony.
Armin Van Buuren has an exciting show for Amsterdam Dance Event coming up next week. His Gaia show will be one to check out if you’re in town. The Grammy nomimated artist has had a super busy summer and he will be caring this energy into the fall. Speaking to the track, Armin states:
Many people ask me what songs of mine I’m most proud of. All tracks are my babies, but some tracks I just have more of a connection with, simply because of the time I spent on it or the emotion attached to it. In this case, ‘Wild Wild Son’ is about Sam Martin’s (then unborn) son. I fell so much in love with the song because I recognize the love I feel for my own son. I also really went the extra mile with the production, recording real drums (Koen) and real strings. It was almost a year in the making. It’s a little different from my previous work and a big step for me personally.