Hardwell shocked the world a month ago when he announced he would be taking an indefinite hiatus from touring and producing. While fans were surprised, everyone across the board was supportive of his decision. After a rash of mental health-related deaths in the music industry over the last two years, artists' well being is viewed as incredibly important, and rightfully so.

Since Hardwell announced his decision he has been reflecting on his long career via his Instagram. Today, we get the first new release since his announcement and it is a powerful tune.

In the same vein or ‘Apollo', ‘Being Alive' is a powerful electro, big room endeavor. It is upbeat, full of palpable tension and demonstrates that Hardwell is still putting out music that leaves audiences in euphoric awe.

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