It’s been a truly memorable week for Above & Beyond (aka Jono, Paavo Siljamäki and Tony McGuinness). Their acclaimed studio album Common Ground was released January 26, just a day before a sold out performance at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York during Grammy week. While in New York City, the band also hosted a screening of their new concert documentary Above & Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up The Day Job, a film which chronicles their 2016 Hollywood Bowl acoustic performance.
Now for the icing on the cake, Above & Beyond’s Common Ground has debuted at an astounding No.3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, in the company of popular releases from the likes of Migos, Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift, to name a few.
While Common Ground is certainly one of the biggest US chart debuts by a British electronic music act, it’s also a defining moment for independent music – the album was released via Above & Beyond’s own Anjunabeats record label and with the support of its dedicated staff. You can listen the album below, if you did not have the chance so far!