Armin Van Buuren And R3HAB Drop Empowering Debut Collab ‘Love We Lost’

Some collaborations are so monumental fans will be raving long before its release. Armin van Buuren and R3HAB’s first joint effort serves as the perfect example. A delightfully catchy crossover track between two of the Netherlands’ foremost electronic music giants, ‘Love We Lost’ is designed to bring out the feeling of summer whilst giving listeners the strength to fight for the things they believe in. The collaboration between the Dutch came to light through Armada Music.

Of all the collaborations we’ve seen from Armin van Buuren, we haven’t seen a single moment with his compatriot R3HAB, until now. Separately, both producers had marked a milestone in electronic music history. Armin van Buuren has long been a global ambassador for electronic music. The five-time #1 DJ in the world and current #3 has seven full-length artist albums to his name and continues to cultivate a massive worldwide following through his weekly A State Of Trance radio show, event series, and album series, reaching 40 million listeners from 80 different countries on a weekly basis.

While R3HAB has been trailblazing his way through dance music for the past fifteen years. With his breakthrough remixes for Rihanna, Drake, Taylor Swift, and Calvin Harris, anthems such as the Platinum-certified ‘All Around The World (La La La)’ and ‘Lullaby’, and collaborations with the likes of Ava Max, ZAYN, Luis Fonsi, Sean Paul and more, R3HAB has proven to be one of the most forward-thinking artists in the game.

Armin van Buuren & R3HAB- ‘Love We Lost’

Armin R3HAB Love We Lost

Now they present their collaboration. Which was expected by many fans for several years. Underlining the poppy chords, empowering lyrics, and strong vocal presence of Simon Ward (The Strumbellas, Simon and the Island) with an audacious, mainstage-tailored production, the Dutchmen supply fans with the only reason they’ll ever need to throw their arms to the sky and roar to their hearts’ content.

“What I love so much about ‘Love We Lost’ is the special message it holds. Narrated to perfection by Simon Ward, the lyrics tells us that some things are worth fighting for even if the odds are stacked against us. I’m super stoked to have produced this track in tandem with Fadil/R3HAB, as I think very highly of him. I hope everyone who listens to the record will feel as inspired as we did when we created this song.”

Armin van Buuren

‘Love We Lost’ is a tribute to the strength of living and recovery after several difficult times. Their vibes and melodies stridently explode the dancefloor while filling us with nostalgia and melancholy.

“I’m thrilled to share my long-anticipated collab with Armin van Buuren, a fellow Dutch industry leader I admire for his sonic footprint in the past decade”, R3HABsays.“’Love We Lost’ is exactly what I pictured when discussing this collaboration with Armin early on. I’m happy that we managed to blend both of our signature styles while incorporating Simon Ward’s lion-hearted vocals. To me, it’s a record with resonating lyrics. That share our message of only moving mountains for things in life that truly matter.”


You can listen to Armin van Buuren & R3HAB- ‘Love We Lost’ below!