Above & Beyond Share Powerful Single 'My Own Hymn' With Zoë Johnston
Above & Beyond and Zoë Johnston's natural chemistry together in the studio has created a string of powerful, emotional records such as "We're All We Need", "Love Is Not Enough" and now, as of Friday (Sept. 8), "My Own Hymn."
"'My Own Hymn' is an ode to compassion, forgiveness and celebration of the self," Johnston said in a statement. "It's about climbing out of suffering. Most of us have the freedom to make choices in life. We can choose to alter our perceptions, especially if they are proving harmful to our souls. We can also choose to ignore the perceptions of others if they are causing damage or doubt. If the songs containing other people's scripts don't ring true, we can write our own hymns of kindness, to celebrate the good in us, and make a decision to tip our chins to the sun again."
The song begins with a delicate ambient sequence that's gradually layered with euphoric trance chords and Johnston's angelic vocals. If you're in need of a good cry, this hymn is dedicated to you.
Listen to "My Own Hymn" below: