Aruna Gives Us A “Reason To Believe” with Next Single
Songwriter, DJ and vocalist supreme Aruna is back in full force with her next solo single, “Reason To Believe.” The LA-based artist will make her Enhanced Music debut on August 19 and already “Reason To Believe” is shaping up to be one of summer’s most memorable vocal smashes, with premieres on A State of Trance #623, Group Therapy with Above & Beyond #37, and Corsten’s Countdown.
“I wanted to step outside of the box and create new lyrical patterns and melodies that I hadn’t employed before,” says Aruna. “That’s why I co-wrote this track with someone new to EDM.”
She partnered with fellow Los Angeles musician, David Bowick of the band Alder, and says that working with someone outside of the tight-knit dance music scene brought a fresh perspective to her songwriting. The lyrics speak of spiraling downwards after loss and heartbreak but Aruna’s vocals convey innocence and hope. Producer and composer Steve Kaetzel brought a score of sparkling piano melodies, wobbling, glitchy bass and soothing trance chimes wrapped with intricate vocal editing to make the track fit for at-home, easy listening or havoc-wreaking on the dance floor.
Reason to Believe is now available on Beatport
One of EDM’s leading ladies, Aruna has recorded for a host of internationally recognized producers, including Cosmic Gate, ATB, Myon & Shane54, Filo & Peri, Ronski Speed and Roger Shah. Her debut solo single, ‘Let Go,’ was released on renowned UK imprint Anjunabeats’ Volume 8 compilation and cracked the iTunes Dance Top 200 singles chart at #150. But Aruna’s true breakout moment came in May 2012 when her track ‘Live Forever’ with Dutch superstar Ferry Corsten shot to #2 on the UK Upfront Top 40 Club chart. Dubbed the “anthem of the summer” by fans around the world, ‘Live Forever’ became one of the Top 50 most played tracks of 2012 on Sirius XM BPM and stayed at #1 on the Beatport Trance chart for nearly eight weeks straight, while the official music video racked up more than half a million views on YouTube — over 100,000 in the first two days alone. With no sign of slowing down, early 2013 saw the arrival of her debut collaboration with the #1 DJ in the world, Armin Van Buuren. ‘Won’t Let You Go’ was included on his artist album, Intense, which shot to #1 on iTunes in 20 countries the day of its release.
Although “Reason To Believe” will get an individual release on August 19, it’s also one of the 25 exclusive tracks on the upcoming Digitally Enhanced Volume 6 compilation mixed by Enhanced Music label boss, Will Holland. Out August 6, Digitally Enhanced is a 2-mix plethora of trance and progressive from the likes of Tritonal, Estiva, Juventa, Daniel Kandi, 7 Skies and more. Limited edition signed CD pre-order is available now from www.enhancedmusic.com.