Don’t you love when you show up to a friend’s birthday party and end up going home with gifts of your own? Above & Beyond recently celebrated the 300th session of Group Therapy, its live-performance radio broadcast series, and while thousands of fans descended upon Hong Kong to take part (with thousands more streaming live online), everyone went home with a goodie bag full of promises for new music.
Above & Beyond have Common Ground companion EPs coming soon, which contain unreleased tracks written during the 2018 album’s recording process. Many of these tunes were debuted during the Group Therapy 300 performance.
“The response to these new tracks has been absolutely incredible,” Above & Beyond tells Billboard in a joint statement. “We always debut our latest studio experiments at Group Therapy milestone celebrations, and it’s safe to say we’ve never seen the boards light up like they did for ‘There’s Only You,’ ‘Flying by Candlelight’ and ‘Distorted Truth.'”
If you missed the show or the stream, fear not. Billboard Dance was given an exclusive look at the debut of “Flying by Candlelight.” It’s a special club mix of the forthcoming single. It opens as a slow ballad and works its way into a euphoric frenzy, and the crowd is carried away with it. The screen behind the beloved trio is all stars. It’s quite the beautiful moment, classic Above & Beyond vibes all around.
Common Ground was a hugely successful album for A&B. It sounds like these follow-up EPs are destined for greatness. Watch the performance of the “Flying by Candlelight” club mix below, and look out for the Common Ground companion EPs coming soon.