We Are All We Need, the follow-up to Above & Beyond’s 2011 album Group Therapy, places human relationships at its core and explores the experiences and emotions that bind us – whether on passionate ode to friendship “We’re All We Need,” the BBC Radio 1 supported anthemic “Blue Sky Action” or the possessive, post break-up tension of “Sticky Fingers.” As with Group Therapy, Above & Beyond have worked with Andrew Bayer on the production of the album and among its’ 16 tracks are vocal collaborations with Zoë Johnston, Alex Vargas and Justine Suissa.
The album’s distinctive hand-print artwork is made up of the names of Above & Beyond fans from all over the world, plus the names of the band members and album contributors. To celebrate its launch, Above & Beyond—who are Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki–have created an app enabling fans to create their own custom version of the album cover, featuring their own names and those of their friends, as well as offering a short audio preview of We Are All We Need.
“As the writing process unfolded we kept noticing a recurring theme,’’ says Above & Beyond. “Zoë hit it on the head with the beautiful song ‘We’re All We Need’ and, after a minute’s thought, we had our album title. It’s very Above & Beyond and feels to us like a development of Group Therapy: you are most certainly included in our ‘We’!”
The album follows a typically landmark-loaded 2014 that included the release of their iconic Above & Beyond Acoustic album (#1 iTunes Dance Album in multiple territories) & selling out Madison Square Garden (the first British DJs to ever do so). To welcome in in 2015 they played two sold out shows in Australia; NYE in Sydney at The Hordern Pavilion and NYD in Melbourne at the Myer Music Bowl, as well as “We Are All We Need” hitting #1 on the Australian iTunes Dance Chart & #3 Overall.
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We Are All We Need is available now.