Armin van Buuren marks a decade of "This Is What It Feels Like" with a mini-documentary
Armin van Buuren’s mini-documentary is a great tribute to the success of “This Is What It Feels Like” and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at how the song came to be. The documentary, which is 12 minutes long, starts by detailing how Armin and Trevor Guthrie, a former member of Soul Decision, worked together on the track, along with Guthrie explaining how he came up with the lyrics to the song.
The documentary then moves on to December 2012, where we are given a behind-the-scenes look during the shooting of the music video. This portion of the video gives us an idea of how the ‘Fast and Furious’ style video came to life and shows never-before-seen footage of van Buuren and Guthrie off-camera. We also get insights from the director of the video, Svenno Koemans, and the creative director, Sander Reneman.
Armin van Buuren’s manager, Maykel Piron, also makes an appearance in the video and gives his initial reactions to hearing the track for the first time. The video concludes with Armin van Buuren teasing his 2023 rework of the song, which he claims will first appear at Ultra Music Festival.
The song “This Is What It Feels Like” has had an enormous impact on Armin van Buuren’s career and on the dance music industry as a whole. It is still his second most streamed song of his career with over 200 million streams, earned him his first Grammy nomination, and his first platinum plaque in the United States. The documentary is a great celebration of the song’s success and is a must-watch for any Armin van Buuren or dance music fan.