“Fleeing burdens so profound,
I’m carried by these waves of sound,
Touch the agony in me,
And bring me a healing melody.”
The year 2019 marked Susana’s 15th anniversary in Trance Music. With performances at Dreamstate, Tomorrowland and Untold Festival as well as hosting her very own Susana|15 acoustic concert to celebrate this milestone, it may be obvious that one of Trance’s favourite voices is here to stay!
Continue reading to find out how Susana’s career developed throughout those 15 years!
Dutch vocalist Susana is synonymous with the highest quality in Vocal Trance. She has an enviable back-catalogue of truly great chart-topping collaborations with artists like Grammy nominated Armin van Buuren, Aly & Fila, Dash Berlin and Markus Schulz, just to name a few.
After the success of these releases it was inevitable that Armin van Buuren wanted to use her incredible vocal talents on no less than two separate world tours: Armin Only Imagine and Armin Only Mirage. Many global solo tours followed and have proven Susana to be a crowd favourite.
Besides that she surely isn’t afraid to think out of the box! She was the first Trance vocalist to release not just one, but two artist albums – Closer (2010) and Brave (2012) on Armada Music – and launched her Press Play compilation series in 2014 followed by the monthly Press Play Radio podcast under the same name in 2015.
Her hit releases such as Shivers, Closer, Unbreakable, Find A Way and the emotional Ramelia – already named a ‘Trance Evergreen’ by Armin van Buuren – in combination with her powerful voice, strong on-stage presence and forward thinking, have gained her a legion of faithful fans and established her at the pinnacle of vocalists in the genre.
Taking into consideration that all of her releases since 2014 have become Top 10 hits it may not have come as a surprise that she was voted #1 vocalist in the annual Trancepodium Awards 6 years in a row (2014-2018).
Not resting on her success Susana teamed up with Aly & Fila and Roger Shah in 2016 to create the first original Trance track with Spanish lyrics. ‘Unbreakable’ quickly made waves through the Trance scene, resulting in a Beatport #1 hit as well as the track being voted Tune Of The Year 2016 by the listeners of Armin van Buuren’s A State Of Trance radio show!
To top things off Armin van Buuren invited her to perform on his two ‘The Best of Armin Only‘ shows at the Amsterdam Arena in May 2017, adding another highlight to her already impressive resume.
The past couple years – besides collaborations such as her duet with fellow vocalist Neev Kennedy (‘The Promise’), ‘Love You Are Made Of’ with James Dymond and ‘Northern Star’ with Ram (#4 ASOT Tune of The Year Poll 2018) – Susana felt it was time to spread her wings even further and released multiple solo singles (Only Summer Knows, A Million Memories, Mend My Broken Heart).
For her single ‘A Million Memories’ Susana recorded a music video in Amsterdam, her birthplace and the world capital of Dance Music! Not long after its release the track was picked up by Spotify for their Electro Mix playlist with 25.000 followers, showcasing her music to a brand new audience.
With performances at Dreamstate, Tomorrowland and Untold Festival as well as hosting her very own Susana|15 acoustic concert in 2019 plus a new single with Ram already in the works for 2020, it may be obvious Susana is on a roll and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next!