22 Feb 2018
Above & Beyonds fourth studio album Common Ground has hit #3 on the US iTunes Album chart and #1 on the US iTunes Dance Album Chart. Common Ground kicks off in cinematic style with The Inconsistency Principle. Things then move to the dance floor with recent favourites My Own Hymn and Northern Soul, debuted by Above & Beyond at their sold-out ABGT250 festival. OceanLab siren Justin Suissa shines on the groove-heavy Naked, while A&B mainstay Zoe Johnston lends her voice to the sun-soaked Sahara Love. Happiness Amplified features a rapturous refrain delivered by the unmistakable voice of Richard Bedford, before a change in gear for the progressive Is It Love? (1001). The slow-burning Cold Feat is another poignant moment from Justine Suissa, with Marty Longstaff tackling the uncertainties of life in Tightrope. Alright Nows message of perseverance in the toughest of times dovetails with Bittersweet & Blues reflections on absence and abandonment. Stripping things back to the bands acoustic core, the stunning Always is an optimistic Zoe Johnston-led ballad. The title track, Common Ground, premiered at Ultra Miami 2017, is a final, thought provoking instrumental bookend to the journey.