This year marks the 10th anniversary of the original release of “This Is What It Feels Like” by Armin Van Buuren. The single catapulted the trance legend to the forefront of popular culture, paving the way for a meteoric rise and positioning Armin Van Buuren as a dance music staple.
Who better to do a makeover than Phina Asa, very famous artist and friends and singer? !
It’s an infectious groove, with melodies that build into a powerful chorus, driven by a hard-hitting drum beat and Phina Asa’s soaring vocals. Frank Malloy IV is a skilled percussionist and self-proclaimed ‘drum priest’ – he has also lent his expertise in sound healing and the intricacies of organic drumming to the song. In the whole production of the track, all the organic percussive elements are the lifeblood of the song. Lyrically, the song sings of resilience and strength, and the sense of triumph gained from overcoming adversity. Bursting with passion and emotion, Phina Asa brings his unique energy to the cut, conveying the depth of his conviction and the power of determination.
“This record is about overcoming, overcoming despite all obstacles, bumps, bruises and our deepest scars. It’s a celebration, a tribute to how far we’ve come – at its core, this song is about the basic human need for connection and love. This song is about the power of love to transform us, to give us purpose and meaning, and to sustain us through our darkest times. It reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles and that even in the midst of pain and loss there is always hope for a better future. – & friends / Sean Thomas