Intense

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Intense
Studio album by Armin van Buuren
Released May 3, 2013 (2013-05-03)
Genre Trance, progressive house
Length 79:11
Label Armada
Producer Armin van Buuren, Benno de Goeij, Jenson Vaughan
Armin van Buuren chronology
Mirage – The Remixes
(2011)
Intense
(2013)
Singles from Intense
  1. "Waiting for the Night"
    Released: January 21, 2013 (2013-01-21)
  2. "This Is What It Feels Like"
    Released: April 5, 2013 (2013-04-05)
  3. "Who's Afraid of 138?"
    Released: August 5, 2013 (2013-08-05)
  4. "Beautiful Life"
    Released: September 20, 2013 (2013-09-20)
  5. "Intense"
    Released: November 22, 2013 (2013-11-22)

Intense is the fifth studio album by Dutch trance producer and DJ Armin van Buuren. It was released on May 3, 2013.[1]

The first song announced to be on the album is "Waiting for the Night", featuring the singer Fiora, which was released on January 21, 2013[2] as the theme song to the Dutch film Loving Ibiza (Verliefd op Ibiza) [3]

The third song and first official single to be released is "This Is What It Feels Like", featuring the Canadian singer and songwriter Trevor Guthrie, was released on April 5th. The accompanying music video, featuring Ron Jeremy, was released on March 17th.[4]

On April 5th, the tracklist to Intense was announced by Armin van Buuren, and the pre-orders for the album also began.[5]

The album was first released exclusively on Spotify on April 29th, followed by its official release on digital and physical media on May 3rd.

An extended version of the album, called Intense (The More Intense Edition), was released on November 12, 2013. This album contains remixes from musicians such as John Ewbank, Andrew Rayel, W&W, Cosmic Gate, Tritonal, Ummet Ozcan, and Ørjan Nilsen, along with radio edits, music videos, and two new songs from Armin van Buuren: "Save My Night" and "Don't Want to Fight Love Away" featuring Cindy Alma.[6]

Composition[edit]

Armin van Buuren described genre composition of Intense as "more house-y electro stuff and of course trance, some rock influence, even a little bit of dubstep and classical music in there" during an interview with British DJ Pete Tong.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks produced by Armin van Buuren and Benno de Goeij. Vocal production on "This Is What It Feels Like" by Jenson Vaughan.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Intense" (featuring Miri Ben-Ari) Armin van Buuren, Benno de Goeij 8:47
2. "This Is What It Feels Like" (featuring Trevor Guthrie) van Buuren, de Goeij, Jenson Vaughan, Trevor Guthrie, John Ewbank 3:23
3. "Beautiful Life" (featuring Cindy Alma) van Buuren, de Goeij, Cindy Alma, Paul Barry 6:08
4. "Waiting for the Night" (featuring Fiora) van Buuren, de Goeij, Fiora Cutler 4:29
5. "Pulsar"   van Buuren, de Goeij 6:31
6. "Sound of the Drums" (featuring Laura Jansen) van Buuren, de Goeij, Laura Jansen, Ewbank 3:35
7. "Alone" (featuring Lauren Evans) van Buuren, de Goeij, Victoria Horn, Lauren Evans, D'Mile 6:49
8. "Turn This Love Around" (Armin van Buuren vs. NERVO featuring Laura V.) van Buuren, de Goeij, Miriam Nervo, Olivia Nervo 5:22
9. "Won't Let You Go" (featuring Aruna) van Buuren, de Goeij, Aruna Abrams 6:35
10. "In 10 Years from Now"   van Buuren, de Goeij 0:56
11. "Last Stop Before Heaven"   van Buuren, de Goeij 6:27
12. "Forever is Ours" (featuring Emma Hewitt) van Buuren, de Goeij, Emma Hewitt 6:41
13. "Love Never Came" (featuring Richard Bedford) van Buuren, de Goeij, Richard Bedford 7:00
14. "Who's Afraid of 138?!"   van Buuren, de Goeij 6:21
15. "Reprise" (featuring Bagga Bownz) van Buuren, de Goeij 3:12
Total length:
77:18

Intense — The More Intense Edition[edit]

  • On April 4, 2013, Armin van Buuren revealed the extended track listing for Intense.[8]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Armin announces 5th artist album ‘Intense' | Armin van Buuren
  2. ^ Waiting For The Night [Armind (Armada)] :: Beatport
  3. ^ Loving Ibiza - de officiële filmsite
  4. ^ Video teaser new Armin van Buuren single! | Armin van Buuren
  5. ^ Pre-order 'Intense' kicks off this Friday! | Armin van Buuren
  6. ^ "Armin van Buuren - Intense (The More Intense Edition) out now!". Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ World Premiere BBC Radio 1: Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie - This Is What It Feels Like - YouTube
  8. ^ Tracklist of Armin's ‘Intense' revealed! | Armin van Buuren
  9. ^ "Armin van Buuren - Intense" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Armin van Buuren – Intense" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Armin van Buuren – Intense" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  13. ^ "GFK Chart-Track". Chart-Track.co.uk. GFK Chart-Track. IRMA.
  14. ^ "Armin van Buuren – Intense" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry.
  16. ^ "Armin van Buuren – Intense". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien.
  17. ^ "Armin van Buuren – Intense". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien.
  18. ^ "Armin van Buuren | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company.
  19. ^ "2013-05-18 Top 40 Dance Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company.
  20. ^ "Armin van Buuren Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Armin van Buuren. Prometheus Global Media.
  21. ^ "Armin van Buuren Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums for Armin van Buuren. Prometheus Global Media.
  22. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/jaaroverzichten.asp?year=2013&cat=a
  23. ^ "Polish album certifications" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV).