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Christian Eede
25 March 2024, 16:43

Armin van Buuren and Gryffin share new trance single, 'What Took You So Long': Listen

It marks the debut collaboration between the two artists

Armin van Buuren and Gryffin share new trance single, 'What Took You So Long': Listen

Armin van Buuren has teamed up with US producer and DJ Gryffin for a new single, 'What Took You So Long'.

Marking the two artists' first collaboration with each other, they linked up to produce the trance track during a series of studio sessions late in 2023. It features vocals from US singer-songwriter Madison Love.

In a statement, van Buuren said: "Collaborating with Gryffin was so special because we're both circling back to our music roots, which puts us at similar points in our artistic journeys despite coming from different generations. What's more is that the lyrics detail the cherished moment in my life when I first met my wife and knew she was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.

"The title of the track is a nod to her needing a bit more convincing at first, so this one's also for her! 'What Took You So Long' holds a special place in my heart and I’m so excited for the world to hear it."

Gryffin added: "'What Took You So Long' came about in a session I was in with Armin, Jake Torrey, Madison Love and Toby Gad. I remember we were all talking when Armin told us a story around the concept of finding the love of your life and wondering why it took so long to find your person. All of us immediately thought the idea was incredibly powerful.

"From there, we started working on the production and I told Armin about the direction I was taking with my new album. We decided to dive head-first into the 140 BPM trance world and felt like the intense emotional instrumental perfectly complemented Madison's vocals. Overall, I couldn't be more excited with how it came out and to share it with the fans."

'What Took You So Long' is out now on Armada Music. You can listen to the song below.

Last month, van Buuren teased a new track he's made with Hardwell, called 'Follow The Light'.

Check out his set from this year's Ultra Miami here.