Above & Beyond have returned with their third release of the year, dubbed “Bittersweet & Blue.” After the single was first debuted to a crowd of thousands during their celebratory Group 350 anniversary in Prague, diehard Anjuna fans have followed the track’s progression as it finally came to fruition. “Bittersweet & Blue” beams with their signature progressive builds and melodic lulls throughout the track, which over the years have become trademark elements of the trio’s trance sound. Calling upon vocals from familiar face Richard Bedford to finalize the mastered production, the release embodies the same soulful and poetic qualities as their most popular hit, “Sun & Moon.”
“Bittersweet & Blue” comes as Above & Beyond’s third release of the year, diversifying their collection of anthemic releases that have come to characterize their influence on trance label, Anjunabeats. The single lands as a successor to the outfit’s earlier releases this year—their disco-funk cover of “Blue Monday” and their acoustic version of “Flying By Candlelight”.
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