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REVIEW: Seven Lions & Jason Ross feat. Paul Meany - Higher Love out on Anjunabeats

A collaboration from two of the scene’s most innovative artists, Jeff Montalvo, aka. Seven Lions, joins forces with Anjunabeats young gun Jason Ross for "Higher Love," featuring the vocal talents of MUTEMATH’s Paul Meany.

Responsible for some of the finest reworks in the Anjunabeats catalogue, Seven Lions’ experimental approach transformed the likes of Above & Beyond’s “You Got To Go” and Velvetine’s "The Great Divide" into modern cult classics. His first original release on the label aligns him with a mainstay of the Anjunabeats roster, Jason Ross, whose ear for uplifting melodies and polished club records has turned him into a global star in 2016. 

Originally connecting for Jason’s remix of Seven Lion’s smash “Creation,” the two quickly realized the relationship could grow further. “This collab with Jason was probably one of the quickest and smoothest I've ever worked on,” said Jeff. “It started out with a really simple piano melody that you hear in the middle and then we just started building on it over a few weeks. All through email but we would be working on it at the same time and constantly sending updates. I think it was a really fun collab, really excited about how it turned out.”

"It was amazing to see how quickly the rest of track took shape," described Jason, "working with Jeff was a breeze and felt completely natural. We really trusted each-other's creative sense and just built on idea after idea. We knew at the start that we wanted a powerful track that displayed both of our styles, and we think we did just that.”

They were then left to find the perfect vocal. Insert Paul Meany from MUTEMATH, a veteran talent with a keen indie sensibility who was immediately drawn to the tune. "There are certain tracks that just pull melodies and lyrics right out of you whether you're ready or not,” described Paul. “Seven Lions and Jason dialed this one in perfectly for where I love to go as a singer. I’m so honored to be a part of this song.”

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Seven Lions & Jason Ross feat. Paul Meany - Higher Love [/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Anjunabeats finally releases the incredible collaboration between Seven Lions and Jason Ross for the ultimate proglifting vocal trancer that will cause riots of love on the dancefloor and will spread positive vibes for higher state of love without doubts. You can expect greedy basslines, pulsating grooves and excellent breakdown that allows Paul Meany voice to shine and uplift your spirit. The climax is uplifting to the maximum with huge euphoric synthy stabs to blow your mind and give you goosebumps from head to toe. The second breakdown is dubstep sequence at its best with distorted basslines, fat grooves, emotional synths and big strings to support Paul outstanding performance. We deal here with one of the strongest releases for Anjunabeats and big classic trance anthem in the making. You better don't miss it! #PureGold Love IT[/content]

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