by: Mitchell Rose
Jul 10, 2021
Of the innumerous livestreamed performances from 2020, perhaps none were more spectacular than Ben Böhmer‘s DJ set delivered high in a hot air balloon. Filmed over Turkey’s gorgeous Cappadocia Park, the breath-taking set has now racked up over 13 million views, quickly becoming one of Cercle‘s most popular performances. Böhmer began his set with the debut of a fresh ID, a delicate melodic house track we now know is titled “Beyond Beliefs.” On social media, Böhmer described the meaning behind the title:
“This title symbolizes pure hope to me. I tried to counter the melancholic vibe carried through the song with glimpses of positive, shimmering elements. When your life plans collapse, hope is a great thing to hold on to. This track is my expression of the belief that one day everything will be ok.” – Ben Böhmer
“Beyond Beliefs” is the first single from Ben Böhmer’s upcoming album Begin Again, releasing September 24. Böhmer’s sophomore album arrives via Anjunadeep, the same imprint that housed his 2019 debut album Breathing. Again, the German producer took to social media to share inspirations behind the LP:
“This album means so much to me. I wrote it entirely during a period when my girlfriend and I were kept apart on other sides of the world for 9 months due to the global travel ban. During this time making music was my therapy and this album is the most personal music I’ve ever written. We went through such a rollercoaster of emotions and many challenges, and every track is a reflection of how I was feeling in those moments. As we now start our lives together sharing a house in Berlin I am able to look to the future knowing that despite all the ups and downs, we are stronger for everything we went through.” – Ben Böhmer
Stream “Beyond Beliefs” below, or revisit Böhmer’s Cercle performance here.
Featured image: Cercle/Instagram