LA duo EXES team up with Luke Wild on their new placid pop single "Girl of My Dreams". The stirring track offers a short moment of intimacy that soon unravels into a longing sense of separation.
With melodies rooted in melancholia, the forlorn single is woven with sadness that describes the notions of falling apart. Embellished with the shining brilliance of EXES, the single is a slow-burning track gripping at the last moments before the inevitable happens; "Promise me I'm the one you won't forget" they sing across the gentle guitars that swiftly carry you into the misty waters of a lost love.
Speaking of the collaboration, the pair says: "When we set out to make the album, we knew we wanted to have a feature that would allow us to do a really different kind of song. Luke [Wild] came into the studio with the idea for 'Girl of My Dreams' and we instantly loved it. It is not a love song. It is not a song about falling–it’s a song about falling apart. It’s a song about a flame burning brightest just before it goes out."
The to-ing and fro-ing of emotions throughout this are exquisitely potent. Capturing a moment so vividly that evokes a true emotive response is exceptional. "Girl of My Dreams" is a collaborative song that needs both parties to sound this good and it's clear that EXES and Luke Wild make sweet, sweet music together.
The pair's album Don't Give Up On Me Now will be released next February via Independent.