This weekend, Above & Beyond will host the 250th episode of their celebrated “Group Therapy” radio show, live from The Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington State. With only a handful of tickets remaining, the two-day event will see 25,000 fans descend on The Gorge for a line up full of talent from the band’s Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep imprints, broadcasting worldwide via a livestream and over FM/Satellite radio.
Leading into ABGT250, “My Own Hymn” – out today on Anjunabeats – sees Above & Beyond reunite with long-time collaborator, Grammy-Nominated singer/songwriter Zoë Johnston. As always, quality songwriting is at the forefront, with lyrics that speak to the soul. Debuted last weekend at New York City’s Electric Zoo Festival, “My Own Hymn” is sure to be an emotional set highlight when Jono, Tony and Paavo play it amidst the natural beauty of The Gorge.
“My Own Hymn” is an ode to compassion, forgiveness and celebration of the self. It’s about climbing out of suffering. Most of us have the freedom to make choices in life. We can choose to alter our perceptions, especially if they are proving harmful to our souls. We can also choose to ignore the perceptions of others if they are causing damage or doubt. If the songs containing other people’s scripts don’t ring true, we can write our own hymns of kindness, to celebrate the good in us, and make a decision to tip our chins to the sun again.” – Zoë Johnston