Chris Lake & Armand Van Helden announced the release of “The Answer EP” which is currently available to stream/download now via Black Book Records/Astralwerks.

Chris Lake & Armand Van Helden – The Answer

Adding to this announcement was the reveal of the official video for “The Answer” ft. Arthur Baker and Victor Simonelli.  Directed by Adrian Villagomez, the video perfectly captures the song’s theme of inclusion and love.  The video unfolds in a desert with troops watching an enemy soldier who advances toward them, strips off his protective gear, and then begins dancing.  Peace is the underlying theme as the troops ponder their response to their opponent.

“‘Why Can’t We See’ gave us our mantra for making the record: love is the answer.  The title track came together so quickly. We just followed the energy in the room.”

Armand Van Helden

The four-track EP “The Answer” also features the track “Feel So Good.” Bouncing with joy and sensuality, the track embodies Lake’s approach to making music. 

“All I’m really looking for is to get people on the dancefloor, and by the time they finish they realize, ‘Oh, God, my feet really hurt.’ I want them to dance and let go and feel good.”

Chris Lake

“Work!,” the third track on the EP was inspired by Van Helden’s tales of New York City during the 90’s.  The final track “Dubai Dublin” perfectly rounds out the exquisite body of work with a groovy, silken vibe. The Answer EP couldn’t come at a more pressing time where the world needs a reprieve of happiness amidst the worldwide pandemic. 

“We wrote ‘Work!’ whilst imagining there being a big vogue-off to the song.”

Chris Lake

Chris Lake’s career started in his bedroom making music and emulating artists like Armand Van Helden, whose career spans three decades.  Lake has since amassed his own series of chart-topping hits, earned a GRAMMY Award nomination, and founded the acclaimed independent label Black Book Records. His collaboration with Van Helden was sparked by a chance encounter.

“I bumped into Armand in Miami at a pool party and we exchanged emails. A month later, he hit me up and floated the idea of working together. The vibes were flying after we sat down on the first morning, chugging coffee, visualizing what could be made.”

Chris Lake

For additional information on Chris Lake, please visit his official website. For more information on Armand Van Helden, please visit here.

Chris Lake & Armand Van Helden  – The Answer EP

  1. The Answer (feat. Arthur Baker & Victor Simonelli) 
  2. Feel So Good
  3. Work!
  4. Dubai Dublin