From Dreamstate to Tomorrowland, A State Of Trance to Group Therapy at Madison Square Garden and beyond, Ilan is a mainstage star who is committed to the craft of songwriting. Above & Beyond rarely play a show that doesn’t feature one (or more) of Ilan’s songs.
2020 has been a difficult, yet productive year for Ilan. He released Black & Blue with Andrew Bayer, curated a 20 Years Of Anjunabeats mix, launched new project, Elysian, with fellow globetrotters Maor Levi and Emma Hewitt and his 138 Stoneblue alias with debut release ‘Hypnotized’ on Monstercat.
Paid For Love is classic Bluestone. Vibrant and anthemic, Ilan is joined once again by singer and songwriter Gid Sedgwick, who worked with Ilan and Maor Levi on 2019’s Can You. Paid For Love was handpicked by Above & Beyond for their Group Therapy 400 livestream in September.
‘Paid For Love’ is the first track I’ve written where I’ve had a hand in writing the lyrics. The song is about a personal experience I had in a relationship, and I feel like these lyrics speak to people who may have gone through similar experiences. I’ve felt such a strong connection with fans at my shows when they’ve been singing the words back to me. I wanted a vocal in the style of Depeche Mode, and Gid delivered! – ilan about the track
Paid For Love is available to buy and stream now, with much more music from ilan arriving on Anjunabeats early in 2021.