Intense

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Intense
Intense.jpg
Studio album by Armin van Buuren
Released 3 May 2013 (2013-05-03)
Genre
Length 79:11
Label Armada
Producer
Armin van Buuren chronology
Mirage
(2010)
Intense
(2013)
Embrace
(2015)
Singles from Intense
  1. "Waiting for the Night"
    Released: 21 January 2013
  2. "This Is What It Feels Like"
    Released: 5 April 2013
  3. "Beautiful Life"
    Released: 20 September 2013
  4. "Intense"
    Released: 22 November 2013
  5. "Alone"
    Released: 11 February 2014

Intense is the fifth studio album by Dutch music producer and DJ Armin van Buuren. It was released on 3 May 2013 by Armada Music.[2]

The first song announced to be on the album is "Waiting for the Night", featuring the singer Fiora, which was released on 21 January 2013[3] as the theme song to the Dutch film Loving Ibiza (Verliefd op Ibiza).[4]

The second song announced to be on the album is "Forever is Ours", featuring the singer Emma Hewitt.[5]

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 5 April 2013. The accompanying music video, featuring Ron Jeremy, was released on 17 March 2013.[6]

The album was first released exclusively on Spotify on 29 April 2013, followed by its official release on digital and physical media on 3 May 2013.

An extended version of the album, called Intense (The More Intense Edition), was released on 12 November 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.[7]

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.[8]

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)
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
3:56
7. "Alone" (featuring Lauren Evans)
4:03
8. "Turn This Love Around" (vs. NERVO featuring Laura V.)
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
5:45
15. "Reprise" (featuring Bagga Bownz)
  • van Buuren
  • de Goeij
3:12
Total length:
79:18

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Intense album genres". Armin van Buuren. Retrieved 2015-10-01. 
  2. ^ Armin announces 5th artist album 'Intense' | Armin van Buuren
  3. ^ Waiting For The Night [Armind (Armada)] :: Beatport
  4. ^ Loving Ibiza - de officiële filmsite
  5. ^ Armin van Buuren feat. Emma Hewitt - Forever Is Ours (Original Mix) (Preview) - YouTube
  6. ^ Video teaser new Armin van Buuren single! | Armin van Buuren
  7. ^ "Armin van Buuren - Intense (The More Intense Edition) out now!". Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ World Premiere BBC Radio 1: Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie - This Is What It Feels Like - YouTube
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Armin van Buuren – Intense" (in German). Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Armin van Buuren – Intense" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Armin van Buuren – Intense" (in French). Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Armin van Buuren – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Armin van Buuren.
  13. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  14. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 19, 2013". Chart-Track. IRMA.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Armin van Buuren – Intense" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry.
  17. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Armin van Buuren – Intense". Hung Medien.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Armin van Buuren – Intense". Hung Medien.
  19. ^ "Armin van Buuren | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart
  20. ^ "Official Dance Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  21. ^ "Armin van Buuren – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Armin van Buuren.
  22. ^ "Armin van Buuren – Chart history" Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums for Armin van Buuren.
  23. ^ "Armin van Buuren – Chart history" Billboard Digital Albums for Armin van Buuren.
  24. ^ "Armin van Buuren – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Armin van Buuren.
  25. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/jaaroverzichten.asp?year=2013&cat=a
  26. ^ "Polish album certifications" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. 

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