Above & Beyond Release ‘Northern Soul’, The 3rd Single Off Upcoming ‘Common Ground’ Album

Above & Beyond’s newest masterpiece ‘Northern Soul’ is out now on Anjunabeats. Alongside “Tightrope” and “My Own Hymn,” “Northern Soul” marks the third single to be released from Above & Beyond’s forthcoming album Common Ground, set for release on January 26, 2018.

The emotional single marks the reunion of the group with Richard Bedford; the voice of classics ‘Alone Tonight’, ‘Thing Called Love’ and ‘Sun & Moon.’ Personally, Bedford's vocals are my favorite vocals in all of the trance/progressive scene. The 3 previous tracks he is featured on are 3 of my favorite Above & Beyond tracks, and ‘Northern Soul' is on its way to the top of my list as well.

‘Northern Soul’ is an ode to the grit, determination and beating heart of Detroit – one of dance music’s most influential cities.

“We’ve had ties to Detroit since before we met. Along with the world's best chrome wheels the city gave us all such sweet soul music, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Stevie Wonder and the rest of the legendary Tamla Motown alumni, The Parliaments, Patti Smith, The White Stripes and Eminem – the list is endless. And let’s not forget techno, without whom etc. So we’re all hugely indebted to Detroit. We tried a lot of singers, many of them great in their own way, but you have to hand it to Richard Bedford – his performance is fabulous and real and human – above all he makes it believable.” says Above & Beyond’s Tony McGuinness.

Check out the full track below and make sure to get your tickets for the ‘Common Ground Tour' on sale now – check out the full list of tour dates below and get your tickets now at aboveandbeyond.nu/tour Every ticket sold on the North American Tour (excluding Canada dates) comes with a copy of ‘Common Ground’.

 

Above & Beyond ‘Northern Soul' Lyrics

Midnight, Moonlight
The wind blows off St. Claire
I'm stuck at a red light
Waiting
At 6th Mile & Delaware
The sound of the distant fireburn
The echo of a riot, Smokey's words
An absence, sweet absence
Fills the freezing air
I've been wayside for years now
And no one seems to care
Their eyes on the distant horizon
Drawn from out of here
I gave you the American dream
Music for your movie scene
But you left me bleeding
So listen to my prayer
You can break my heart and crush my dreams
But you can never take my soul