'Flow State' is inspired by the yoga sessions they've been opening their sets with
Two-time Grammy-winning trance trio Above & Beyond have teamed up with leading global health and wellness brand Calm to produce a new album inspired by yoga and mindfulness. Flow State is available via the Calm app, the platform which also brought you Sigur Ros's recent release Liminal.
While the ambient chillout sound of the 49-minute LP is a long way from the anthemic, big room trance Above & Beyond are best known for, the trio are no stranger to the genre, having included many mellower and slowed-down tracks on previous long-players. They've also been been preceding their biggest sets with yoga sessions for several years, which is what ultimately inspired this album.
"Our music has always been about getting in touch with, and understanding and accepting our emotions. After those amazing yoga sets, we realised that there is a bigger place for this more reflective music within our little universe," explains Above & Beyond’s Paavo Siljamaki. "With the Flow State project, we want to help bring people’s attention and focus towards helping themselves find better mental fitness and overall happiness in life. Through raised awareness, being more present, one can reach a state of flow: a creative and free state of mind where time, fear and stress dissipate.”
Flow State is available now.