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It’s easy to think that everything artists release is for everyone. But, every so often, they would drop a track or even an entire album devoted to just one person in their lives. This rang true for Armin van Buuren, who recently admitted that. He shared that there’s a special message hidden in his latest album, “Balance,” for his own son.  This past week, the Dutch DJ provided the playlist for the French music streaming service, Deezer. Part of his mix included commentary on most of the tracks. He went on to explain that “Wild Wild Son,” featuring Sam Martin, talks about his love for his child. “It refers to the love I feel for my own son… the message is don’t be afraid to live, don’t be afraid to make mistakes – I will love you whatever happens”. he relayed in the commentary. Quite fittingly, he also noted it as one of his favorites. Additionally, he noted that the song is one of few ballads in the album. 

As a whole, van Buuren explained just how unique and rather personal “Balance” really is. He highlighted that the album, which is his seventh full release, shows two sides of him. “I’m a trance guy and I’ll never forget my roots. So the DJ Armin Van Buuren is a little different than the artist Armin Van Buuren. As an artist, I have a more wider range of sounds so I’ve been experimenting a lot with ballads, with pop with hardstyle. But in the end, I always come home to trance – half of the album is what you expect from Armin Van Buuren and the other half is experimenting.” he confessed.  He went even further with HolywoodLife. There, he revealed that his collaborator, Sam Martin, wrote it for his own (then-unborn) son, but that he knew the message would relate to his own six-year-old, Remy. “I recorded real strings and drums for this one, and the song just touches me a lot. The track became a big hit in Holland, which I didn’t expect.” he shared. Overall, van Buuren regards all 28 tracks in “Balance” as “little presents” for his fans. “I see the whole project as 28 little presents to my fans. Each track has a history and a unique way it came together,”. 

Furthermore, in an official statement, van Buuren acknowledged just how unique this album is. “A new chapter in my book of life, the result of venturing into known and unknown territories while finding the balance in between. This creative journey gives me the energy to do what I do, to keep going,” it said. As for what’s next for him, he announced his plans for 2020. “I’ll be DJing less for sure, but I planned a few big tours as well around the ‘Balance’ album and some more surprises for sure ;). I guess I’ll be power touring a lot: 14 days on the road and then 21 days at home.” he revealed.  Have you heard “Wild Wild Son” yet? What do you think of the track? Share your thoughts and reactions in our comments section below. 

Image Credits:

  1. Armin Van Buuren Featured Image – EDM NYC.com
  2. Producer Armin van Buuren – WeRaveYou.com
  3. EDM Armin van Buuren – ViralBPM.com
  4. DJ Armin van Buuren – We Own The Nite NYC.com