The Above & Beyond and Seven Lions story has now come full circle.
A humble remix competition in 2011 launched the juggernaut we all know as Seven Lions. A surprising and distinctive rework of ‘You Got To Go’ (feat. Zoë Johnston) caught the ear of Jono, Tony, and Paavo – a.k.a. Above & Beyond – beginning a meteoric rise from bedroom dreamer to a mainstage headliner.
A vocal fan of Above & Beyond’s early works, Jeff’s (Seven Lions) own inimitable brand of high-octane, bass-saturated dance has always kept songwriting at its core: “I’ve been a fan of Above & Beyond for such a long time, and I’m so stoked to finally unveil our collaboration – See The End feat. Opposite The Other. My journey began with a remix way back in 2011, and to finally see this collab come out is a real full-circle moment and one I’ll cherish for a long time.” Seven Lions says.
This unwavering commitment to the craft of songwriting has seen Seven Lions tapped to remix Above & Beyond and perform alongside them at marquee venues including The Gorge, Red Rocks and Miami’s RC Cola Plant.
The pairing of Above & Beyond and Seven Lions demonstrably works: his recent take on ’Sahara Love’ (feat. Zoë Johnston) spent 14 weeks in Spotify’s flagship dance playlist Mint, while 2016’s ‘Higher Love’ (a collaboration with Anjunabeats hotshot Jason Ross and vocalist Jason Meany of Mutemath) not only became a favorite in the trio’s sets but is one of the biggest selling tracks in the Anjuna catalog.
Debuted during a scintillating EDC Festival set in May, where Jeff joined Jono and Tony on stage, ’See The End’ is a collaboration both Above & Beyond and Seven Lions have been looking forward to.
‘We’ve always loved Seven Lions. Jeff’s understanding of melody and songs is second to none’, explain Above & Beyond. ‘His remix of ‘On My Way To Heaven’ was arguably better than the original, so it was really only a matter of time before we’d make a record with him. The result is called ‘See The End’, a collaboration with Jeff and vocalist Sam Burger who we have been keen to work with for a while as well. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!”
Having supported the likes of Bastille and The Lumineers, ‘See The End’ introduces songwriter and vocalist Sam Burger of South African trio Opposite The Other, to the world stage.
‘See The End’ is out now (July 26th), coinciding with Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy Weekender Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington State. The two-day festival features artists from the extended Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep family and an Above & Beyond yoga session set to music from their new mindfulness album ‘Flow State’.
This fall you can catch Seven Lions on his co-headline tour with NGHTMRE and SLANDER Present: Gud Vibrations, and The Glitch Mob – The Alchemy Tour. The cross-country North American tour is hitting massive venues like Marina Green in Long Beach, The Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington State, Shoreline Amphitheater in San Francisco, PetCo Park in San Diego, among others. Tickets can be purchased here.