Over three critically acclaimed studio albums, along with their acoustic project, Above & Beyond (aka Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki) have continually been celebrated for placing real musicianship and songwriting at the heart of what they do. While their famed club mixes have resonated with the dance generation, the songs behind them have touched fans of all ages across the globe. As influenced as much by Jeff Buckley or Bon Iver as they are by their deep love of electronic music, Above & Beyond's songs and lyrics have been sung back to them at the world's biggest stadiums and stages.
Common Ground, the trio's fourth electronic album and follow-up to 2015's Grammy-nominated We Are All We Need, features a quartet of guest vocalists, a couple of them longstanding members of the family, a couple of them valued newcomers. Debuting at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200, the biggest chart debut by a British electronic group and the band's highest charting release to date, it's anchored by the heartfelt, bittersweet "Cold Feet," written and recorded with returning vocalist Justine Suissa, the bleak-but-beautiful "Tightrope," a big club track that Tony wrote with Martin Longstaff, and the euphoric "My Own Hymn," which features A&B favorite Zoë Johnston.