Armin van Buuren Teams Up with Fernando Garibay on New Single "I Need You"
Armin van Buuren is off to a strong start with his first original single of the year "I Need You." For his latest offering, the Trance legend has gone back to the drawing board and reinvented himself with a solid pop offering that sees him teaming up with Lady Gaga producer Fernando Garibay and vocalist Olaf Blackwood.
"I Need You" features Armin van Buuren with one of his most accessible productions as he and Fernando Garibay craft a soothing tropical-meets-pop backdrop. Throughout the song, deep piano chords and mid tempo drums are layered beneath Olaf Blackwood's pristine vocal delivery, lending a euphoric quality to the music. As the song progresses, lush strings and offbeat synth plucks ala "Lean On" push the sound to new heights for one last run through the chorus.
Armin van Buuren has paired up with vocalists in the past, but "I Need You" ranks among his poppiest efforts to date. Between the uplifting vibes and steady rhythms, there's still plenty of appeal for the dancefloor crowds, but the sing-along hooks really steal the show here.
"I Need You" is out now on van Buuren's Armada Music. Take a listen below, and head here to grab your own copy.
Connor Jones is a writer and music fan based in Portland, Oregon.