Above & Beyond exude haunting resurgence on ‘Another Angel’

For their decades of mastery in dance music, Above & Beyond have still managed to prove their dexterity in revitalizing the past while staying true to their foundations. In their latest release, “Another Angel,” the trance trio continue in their pursuit of darker, grittier sounds while sampling from their own work on 2011 single, “On My Way to Heaven.” The track debuted at Group Therapy Weekender 2019 at the Gorge Amphitheatre, where Above & Beyond, Andrew Bayer, Alpha 9, and several other artists took the stage for a weekend camping festival. The Anjuna founders also showcased the single in Prague for their milestone show ABGT350.

“Another Angel” derives its vocal samples from the beloved Above & Beyond staple Richard Bedford in his “On My Way to Heaven” feature. Delving into electrifying tech-trance sonics that collide with Bedford’s resounding voice, the track opens and closes with the familiar Above & Beyond club intensity. In between, the trance heavyweights construct a soundscape encompassed by blissful interludes, industrial bass, and explosive energy before crescendoing into an awe-inspiring drop.