Above & Beyond and Spencer Brown have decisively aligned their revered electronic talents on a somber, yet dance-friendly new track, “Long Way From Home.” The song received its advantageous debut at A&B’s Group Therapy 300 celebration in Hong Kong earlier this past fall. Now, the feverishly anticipated release is finally here, through, where else, but Anjunabeats.
“Long Way From Home” has gained notoriety ahead of its release as the first time Above & Beyond have officially collaborated with another producer behind the scenes since 2010 (their last was “Anphonic” with Kyau & Albert.) Of course, they’re frequent collaborators with vocalists, but Spencer Brown just solidified his place in the Anjunabeats history–and in its future–through landing this spot. The collaboration feels highly organic, as “Long Way From Home” contains a distinctly dynamic sound from both parties. A departure from the anthems we often see from Above & Beyond, it’s impeccably deep and plaintive, while keeping close ties to multiple entrancing melodies along the way.
The track closes out a year of frequent output for the Above & Beyond enterprise, emphasizing a heavy touring schedule accompanied by a firm outpour of releases. Additionally, Spencer Brown saw a remarkable turnout this year for his chart-topping progressive mix-album, Illusion Of Perfection.