We Are All We Need, the follow-up to their 2011 album Group Therapy, places human relationships at its core and explores the experiences and emotions that bind us – whether on passionate ode to friendship “We’re All We Need,” the anthemic “Blue Sky Action” or the possessive, post break-up tension of “Sticky Fingers.” As with Group Therapy, Above & Beyond have worked with Andrew Bayer on the production of the album and among its’ 16 tracks are vocal collaborations with Zoë Johnston, Alex Vargas and Justine Suissa.
The album’s distinctive hand-print artwork is made up of the names of Above & Beyond fans from all over the world, plus the names of the band members and album contributors. To celebrate its launch, Above & Beyond—who are Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki–have created an app enabling fans to create their own custom version of the album cover, featuring their own names and those of their friends, as well as offering a short audio preview of We Are All We Need.
“As the writing process unfolded we kept noticing a recurring theme,’’ says Above & Beyond. “Zoë hit it on the head with the beautiful song ‘We’re All We Need’ and, after a minute’s thought, we had our album title. It’s very Above & Beyond and feels to us like a development of Group Therapy: you are most certainly included in our ‘We’!”
No song on the album embodies these themes more than the aforementioned title track “We’re All We Need” sung beautifully by Zoë Johnston. The official music video will be premiered on Friday night (October 17) in Times Square in New York, with the track available to download from midnight that same night.
The song will also be featured in Above & Beyond #ABGT100 set at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, October 18, alongside several other new tracks from the album. From 7:00pm ET atwww.aboveandbeyond.nu/ABGT and on SIRIUS XM BPM, fans can tune in to a live video broadcast powered by the teams behind the Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland live streams. The event will celebrate 100 episodes of the trio’s Group Therapy radio show and ABOVE & BEYOND will take to the world-famous stage at 11:00 PM ET, following warm up sets from ilan Bluestone, Andrew Bayer and Mat Zo.