Therapy (Armin van Buuren song)

"Therapy" is a song recorded by Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren featuring British singer James Newman,[3] which follows the singer's collaboration with Dutch DJ Don Diablo on the song "Head Up".[4] It was released on 20 April 2018, through Armada Music. It was composed by the two artists, Dutch producer Benno de Goeij and Michael James Ryan Busbee, and produced by Benno de Goeij and Armin van Buuren.[5] A club mix version and a remixes pack featuring remixes from Leo Reyes, STANDERWICK, Super8 & Tab, Throttle, and Sebastian Davidson were also released respectively on 3 May 2018 and 15 June 2018.

"Therapy"
Armin van Buuren Therapy.jpg
Radio version
Single by Armin van Buuren featuring James Newman
from the album Balance
Released20 April 2018 (2018-04-20)
Genre
Length3:06
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Benno de Goeij
  • Armin van Buuren
Armin van Buuren singles chronology
"Sex, Love & Water"
(2018)
"Therapy"
(2018)
"Blah Blah Blah"
(2018)
James Newman singles chronology
"Head Up"
(2018)
"Therapy"
(2018)
"Lights Go Down"
(2018)
Alternative cover
Club Mix
Club Mix
Music video
"Therapy" on YouTube

BackgroundEdit

The song was premiered at Ultra Music Festival at Miami in March 2018, accompanied by its respective club mix.[6] According to the DJ, "Therapy" is "a summer track for the festivals and the upcoming happier times". He met James Newman, the brother of John Newman who worked with Calvin Harris and Rudimental, at one of the writers camps in which he participated. That was last May," he said. "We then made two tracks together. Incidentally, "Therapy" was not among them, he sent them later. We had an unwise click and kept in touch."[7] About the club mix, the DJ wrote on YouTube : "So cool that I can finally share this one you. Let me know what you think of the club mix!"[6]

Critical receptionEdit

Ariana O'Keefe from The Nocturnal Times noticed that the song has "a summer jam on repeat with "silky vocals, relatable lyrics and soulful chords" She also informed that the track "thrives as a reflection of the past".[8]

Music videoEdit

The official music video of the song was released at the same day through Armin van Buuren's YouTube channel. It was shot in Marrakesh, Morocco.[8][9] It shows the past of Armin van Buuren, about his high-school crush, whom he had once fallen head over heels in love with.[8] The video, inspired by a teenage love lived by the DJ, debutes with a girl who missed his train and runs in a Marrakesh station. Then, she accidentally collides with a young man. After the instant crush, he climbs on the same train and searches for different cars and stays, although without success. It was made by the agency Soulvizion, which has made other videos for Armin van Buuren, like "Sunny Days" or "Strong Ones".[10] Ariana O'Keefe from The Nocturnal Times described it as "a romantic video" which "sets the scene for quite the dreamy paradise", complete with "golden colors, landscapes and pure elegance".[8]

Track listingEdit

Digital download[11]
No.TitleLength
1."Therapy"3:06
Digital download – Club Mix[12]
No.TitleLength
1."Therapy" (Club Mix)2:48
2."Therapy" (Extended Club Mix)4:13
Digital download – Remixes[13]
No.TitleLength
1."Therapy" (Leo Reyes Remix)3:11
2."Therapy" (Standerwick Remix)3:00
3."Therapy" (Super8 & Tab Remix)2:41
Digital download – Sebastian Davidson Remix[14]
No.TitleLength
1."Therapy" (Sebastian Davidson Remix)3:24
Digital download – Throttle Remix[15]
No.TitleLength
1."Therapy" (Throttle Remix)3:50

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Netherlands (NVPI)[24] Platinum 80,000 

  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Armin-van-Buuren-Feat-James-Newman-Therapy/release/11908373
  2. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Armin-van-Buuren-Feat-James-Newman-Therapy-Club-Mix/release/11954252
  3. ^ Bonavoglia, Brian (23 April 2018). "Armin van Buuren Prepares For Summer With "Therapy" Featuring James Newman". DJ Times. Retrieved 21 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Armin van Buuren enchaîne avec"Therapy" ! (Vidéo)". Radio FG (in French). 24 April 2018. Retrieved 21 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Armin van Buuren feat. James Newman – Therapy" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  6. ^ a b DJ Mag Staff (8 May 2018). "Armin van Buuren releases trance-laden club remix of 'Therapy feat. James Newman' : Listen". DJ Mag. Retrieved 28 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Editorial Staff (20 April 2018). "Armin van Buuren lanceert zomerse track". Algemeen Dagblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ a b c d O'Keefe, Ariana. "Armin van Buuren Enters Summer with "Therapy" & 'A State Of Trance 2018' Mix Album". The Nocturnal Times. Retrieved 28 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Senoussi, Zoubida (26 April 2018). "Dutch DJ Armin Van Buuren Drops 'Therapy' Music Video Shot in Marrakech". Morocco World News. Retrieved 28 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Flechazo en un tren para el vídeo de 'Therapy' de Armin Van Buuren y James Newman". Europa FM (Spain) (in Spanish). 24 April 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Therapy (feat. James Newman) – Single by Armin van Buuren". iTunes Store. Retrieved 28 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Therapy (feat. James Newman) [Club Mix] – Single by Armin van Buuren". iTunes Store. Retrieved 28 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Therapy (feat. James Newman) [Remixes] – EP by Armin van Buuren". iTunes Store. Retrieved 28 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Therapy (feat. James Newman) [Sebastian Davidson Remix] – Single by Armin van Buuren". iTunes Store. Retrieved 28 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Therapy (feat. James Newman) [Throttle Remix] – Single by Armin van Buuren". iTunes Store. Retrieved 28 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Armin van Buuren feat. James Newman – Therapy" (in Dutch). Ultratop Dance. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Ultratop.be – Armin van Buuren feat. James Newman – Therapy" (in French). Ultratop Dance. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  18. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 29, 2018" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Armin van Buuren feat. James Newman – Therapy" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  20. ^ "Armin van Buuren feat. James Newman – Therapy". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "Armin van Buuren Chart History (Dance Mix/Show Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  22. ^ "Top 100-Jaaroverzicht van 2018" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 28 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 2018" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved 28 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ "Dutch single certifications – Armin van Buuren feat. James Newman – Therapy" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 28 September 2019. Enter Therapy in the "Artiest of titel" box.

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