Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – Happiness Amplified

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Common Ground kicks off in cinematic style with ‘The Inconsistency Principle’. Things then move to the dance floor with recent favourites ‘My Own Hymn’ and ‘Northern Soul’, debuted by Above & Beyond at their sold out ABGT250 festival. OceanLab siren Justine Suissa shines on the groove heavy ‘Naked’, while A&B mainstay Zoë Johnston lends her voice to the sun-soaked ‘Sahara Love’. ‘Happiness Amplified’ features a rapturous refrain delivered by the unmistakable voice of Richard Bedford, before a change in gear for the progressive ‘Is It Love? (1001)’. The slow burning ‘Cold Feat’ is another poignant moment from Justine Suissa, with Marty Longstaff tackling the uncertainties of life in ‘Tightrope’. ‘Alright Now’s’ message of perseverance in the toughest of times dove tails with ‘Bittersweet & Blues’ reflections on absence and abandonment. Stripping things back to the band’s acoustic core, the stunning ‘Always’ is an optimistic Zoë Johnston-led ballad. The title track, ‘Common Ground,’ premiered at Ultra Miami 2017, is a final, thought provoking instrumental bookend to the journey.

The release of Common Ground coincides with a tour of the same name – Above & Beyond’s most ambitious global tour to date. North American shows presented by T-Mobile are on sale now, with further worldwide dates to follow.

Lyrics

I tried to take a picture
Of the sunlight in your hair
But the tears in my eyes
Make it hard to focus
So I just stand and stare
Through the tears in my eyes

This is the love of my life right here
This is the end of my night of fear
This is the meaning of ever and ever

This is happiness amplified
This is reality starry-eyed
This is the meaning of ever and ever

I came in search of answers
To questions I can’t find
But you answered them somehow
Poetry emotion
And melody to find
There’s a song in my heart

This is the love of my life right here
This is the end of my night of fear
This is the meaning of ever and ever

This is happiness amplified
This is reality starry-eyed
This is the meaning of ever and ever

This is the love of my life right here
This is the end of my night of fear
This is the meaning of ever and ever

This is happiness amplified
This is reality starry-eyed
This is the meaning of ever and ever

Source: MusixmatchSongwriters: Jonathan Grant / Paavo Siljamaeki / Anthony Mcguinness / Andrew BayerHappiness Amplified lyrics © Involved Publishing Limited

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