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Johan Gielen & Arkayne Collide in Electrifying "Save Face"

Johan Gielen & Arkayne Collide in Electrifying New Single “Save Face”

Johan Gielen and Arkayne join forces to unleash their latest collaboration, the exhilarating track “Save Face,” now available for listeners worldwide.

Making his triumphant return to Black Hole Recordings in 2024, Johan Gielen partners with Arkayne for a musical venture born from serendipity. Their creative journey began at a writer’s camp in 2023, where an instant connection sparked a flurry of collaborative energy. Describing their synergy as akin to a spirited game of “creative tennis,” Gielen reminisces on the seamless exchange of ideas that fueled their artistic exploration. “There was an immediate chemistry in the sessions, and we were both keen to see where that could lead us,” reflects Gielen on their fruitful partnership.

For Arkayne, also known as Kevin van der Tholen, “Save Face” marks a triumphant return after a period of introspective silence. Embracing music as an evolving art form, Arkayne shares his sentiment on the significance of meeting Gielen: “Music is art, and evolving that takes time. I don’t want to become a broken record, and I think meeting Johan was truly the right place, right time moment.”

Transitioning from the resounding success of “Love From Above” in 2023, “Save Face” propels listeners into a sonic journey that seamlessly merges trance and breaks influences. Arkayne’s evocative vocals intertwine with Gielen’s ethereal trance production, creating a captivating soundscape that transcends boundaries. From the mesmerizing granular influences to the soaring melodies, “Save Face” immerses listeners in a state of euphoria, ensuring they never wish to return from its sonic embrace.

Experience the transcendent fusion of the latest masterpiece, “Save Face” here: