According to a DJ Mag interview (Via Inthemix):
“I’m really curious how my fans are going to react because it’s very different,” he told DJ Mag. “There are a few more safe tracks, and I’ve been road-testing a few of the more trance-y tracks off the new album, but making an artist album always allows you to experiment a little bit more.”
I don't get the idea of 'safe tracks'. I think in this day of age discerning Trance fans can actually tell the difference and if you create a track with the intention of it being 'safe', chances are it might not be as good as you want it to be. That being said, I'm excited to see what Armin has in store for us in 2013.