" This Is What It Feels Like " is a song by Dutch DJ and record producer Armin van Buuren . It features the vocals from Canadian singer and songwriter Trevor Guthrie . The song was released in the Netherlands by Armada Music as a digital download on 29 April 2013 as the second single from van Buuren's fifth studio album Intense . It became a top 10 hit in ten countries. In the Netherlands, the song peaked at number 3 on the Dutch Top 40 . "This Is What It Feels Like" became van Buuren's first top 10 hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart .