While details are pretty scarce, it has been officially announced that Armin Van Buuren is following up 2010′s Mirage with his fifth studio album, Intense. There’s a sneak peek of the cover on Armin’s Facebook wall, and he gave some details and thoughts on the project as well:
It’s been an intense 2 years in the making. Being a perfectionist, some of these tracks have taken me months to finish. I’ve tried to incorporate as many real instruments as possible, including a live orchestra and the rock band of my brother Eller, Bagga Bownz. It’s been an honour to work with such talented artists, singers and songwriters.
Live instruments, and an orchestra? Looks like Armin’s definitely trying to take it there!