Armin van Buuren & Chef’Special Team Up For ‘Larger Than Life’

Out now on Armada Music is ‘Larger Than Life,’ the highly anticipated debut collaboration from Armin van Buuren and five-piece indie pop band Chef’Special. Doubling as the official anthem for the Dutch men’s national football team, ‘Larger Than Life’ combines the powers of two of the Netherlands’ most prominent acts as it invokes the feeling of being able to take on the world, hoping to kick off a journey that leads to greatness.

“We wrote ‘Larger Than Life’ from the desire to spark a fire. It’s about the journey that hopefully leads to greatness, meaning something that’s bigger than ourselves. That process and that type of belief in one anothercan lift you upand make you feel larger than life. When we combine our strengths and connect as human beings, there’s nothing we’re incapable of.”


Underlining its intent to inspire, ‘Larger Than Life’ is also the first record since 1988 to feature the musical contributions of the players of the Dutch men’s national football team. Parts of the track were recorded during a writing camp held at the same time as the team’s training camp, allowing for the players, captained by Virgil van Dijk, to add to the track with claps and backing vocals. Elevated further by the uplifting vocals of Chef’Special and Armin van Buuren’s electronic propulsion, ‘Larger Than Life’ readily proves the ultimate anthem for the national football team in pursuit of triumph. 

Watch the documentary, The Making of ‘Larger Than Life’ below.

“I thoroughly enjoyed working with Chef’Special and the Dutch men’s national football team for ‘Larger Than Life.’ Our track embodies the faith required to make dreams come true and I hope its euphoric and positive tone will inspire everyone listening to the track.Let’s achieve greatness!”

-Armin van Buuren