Armin van Buuren and R3HAB have joined forces for a massive collaboration, “Love We Lost.” Just released on Friday, “Love We Lost” is a booming progressive house song that combines the best of both artists for an instant mainstage anthem. Somehow, despite each artists’ longevity in the industry, this is the first official collab between the two Dutch superstars.
The track opens with some sparse piano notes allowing Simon Ward’s country-tinged vocals to absolutely shine. It’s quite clear, this is a track about lost love, but the vocalist isn’t giving up. He’s going to find all the “love we lost.” The drop is just anthemic synths that will have you envisioning yourself at the mainstage of any massive festival. Here’s what Armin and R3HAB had to say about their monumental collab.
“What I love so much about ‘Love We Lost’ is the special message it holds. Narrated to perfection by Simon Ward, the lyrics tells us that some things are worth fighting for even if the odds are stacked against us. I’m super stoked to have produced this track in tandem with Fadil/R3HAB, as I think very highly of him. I hope everyone who listens to the record will feel as inspired as we did when we created this song.” – Armin van Buuren
“I’m thrilled to share my long-anticipated collab with Armin van Buuren, a fellow Dutch industry leader I admire for his sonic footprint in the past decade.’Love We Lost’ is exactly what I pictured when discussing this collaboration with Armin early on. I’m happy that we managed to blend both of our signature styles while incorporating Simon Ward’s lion-hearted vocals. To me, it’s a record with resonating lyrics that share our message of only moving mountains for things in life that truly matter.” – R3HAB
Listen to the latest from Armin van Buuren & R3HAB, “Love We Lost” featuring Simon Ward. Out now on Armada.