ilan Bluestone Returns With Paid For Love

Ilan Bluestone returns with “Paid For Love” featuring Gid Sedgwick

Our story begins in 2012 when Ilan was introduced to Anjunabeats by Maor Levi. We haven’t looked back since. From his early works like ‘Cape Town’ and ‘Big Ben’, to his 2018 album ‘Scars’, to his recent EP release under new alias Elysian, Ilan always keeps one foot firmly ahead of the pack. His works are ones that will be remembered for ages to come.
Ilan has some amazing works behind him! 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. Above & Beyond saw his wonder right away!


2020 has been a difficult, yet productive year for Ilan. There were some amazing tracks that he released this year! He released ‘Black & Blue’ with Andrew Bayer, curated a 20 Years Of Anjunabeats mix, launched a new project, Elysian, with fellow globetrotters Maor Levi and Emma Hewitt, and his 138 Stoneblue alias with debut release ‘Hypnotized’ on Monstercat. Talk about a showstopping year! While all these releases were amazing, I really love his combination with Elysian! Blew me away!

About Paid For Love

‘Paid For Love’ is classic Bluestone. The track is 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 live stream in September. It’ll get you dancing in no time at all! 


Says Ilan, “ ‘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!”


Gid Sedgwick adds, “Paid For Love was the first song Ilan and I worked on together, and actually my first attempt at trance (Tronce) altogether. I’ve not looked back since! Prior to working on the track, Ilan had a clear direction of where he wanted the sound to go and the rest happened very naturally. After only a few tweaks and changes, it wasn’t long until Paid For Love was complete and ready for the big stage!” 


‘Paid For Love’ is available to buy and stream November 13, with much more music from ilan arriving on Anjunabeats early in 2021. Can you wait?
Out November 13 on Anjunabeats


Grab the Track HERE


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