Armin Van Buuren And Rock Mafia’s Hands To Heaven Is An Instant Classic


With the release Armin Van Buuren‘s upcoming album, Embrace, only a couple of days out, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he’s been allowing select tracks from the effort to reach fans early. The latest arrives in the form of “Hands to Heaven,” a more traditional piece of trance that features L.A.-based songwriter/producer duo Rock Mafia.

Van Buuren debuted the track live on the most recent installment of his A State Of Trance radio show. In the vocals can be heard a raw emotion which effectively compliments the somewhat nostalgic sensibilities of the production elements – making for a poignant whole which sounds almost as though it could have been ripped from an early 2000s In Search of Sunrise mix album, or another from the golden era of trance.

Tracks like these give us as much cause for excitement over the impending release of Armin Van Buuren‘s sixth studio album, Embrace, which comes out through his own Armada imprint on October 30th. Check back then for a full album review, and in the meantime, let us know what you think of “Hands to Heaven” featuring Rock Mafia in the comments section below.