A new old-school trance collaboration was born: ‘What Took You So Long’ by Armin van Buuren and Gryffin

Armin van Buuren highlights his love for fast trance rhythms in this new collaboration with American producer Gryffin

Like every start of the year, A State of Trance festival it’s the showcase for many new products from various producers and DJs. As was easy to imagine, Armin van Buuren‘s tracklist could not fail to be full of new records. Among the tracks played at Ahoy Rotterdam, the one that stands out above all is a new collaboration for the king of trance, something that for true connoisseurs has already appeared as the partnership of the year, the one with the American producer Gryffin.

In reality, the premiere of this new track took place a few days before the Dutch festival, Armin van Buuren played it for the first time at Untold in Dubai on February 16th.

Gryffin (Dan Griffith) is a music producer who needs no introduction at the moment, especially in his home country. His career is full of singles and remixes made in recent years for pop/dance artists of the caliber of Maroon 5, Rita Ora and OneRepublic: it’s the right profile for the boss of A State Of Trance for this new collaboration, even if the track sounds wonderfully trance.

What Took You So Long is a track that takes up both the fast and energetic rhythms of the album Breathe In released in January and the nostalgic sound of 90s trance, all accompanied by a pop-dance vocal that gives the track its explosive charge: it already seems to be one of the most loved trance records of this early 2024.

What we predict is that this track, together with Take Off with ARTBAT released few weeks ago and the many upcoming collaborations expected (with Hardwell, HI-LO and Vini Vici also), could be the prelude to a second part of latest Armin van Buuren’s album Breathe In.

What Took You So Long of Armin van Buuren & Gryffin will be released on March 22nd on Armada Music Label.

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