On this Saint Valentine's day, kiwi alt-pop duo LEXXA share a vivacious new bop that is anything but a love day tribute. Sorry loved up relationship people, this one isn’t for you.
Co-written with the inimitable combined forces of Chelsea Jade, Jess B and Nakita at a recent APRA AMCOS SongHubs workshop, slow fade out is the follow up to Maude and Julia Morris’ earlier earworm get out. The latter premiered worldwide on US Billboard in November, and featured on Billboard’s Best of 2018 list as chosen by the chart team and readers.
With gutsy, heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics , the pair broach the nauseating undercurrents of millennial dating over expansive synth arrangements that pay homage to the 80s. slow fade out is a snapshot of a whirlwind romance gone cold; an emotional implosion brought on by the blurring of lines and misunderstandings over what is and what isn’t. It is the experience of a natural disintegration of a relationship, dragged out over the course of time without ever meaning for it to end, yet never really knowing where it began. A beautiful, messy accident.
slow fade out was produced by Maude at Bigpop and 509 Studios, with additional production and mixing by Justyn Pilbrow. Mastering was completed by Howard Rogers at Bring It On Studios.
LEXXA recently performed at the 2019 Ending HIV Big Gay Out, and are due to play at the maiden Milk and Honey Festival, in celebration of International Women’s Day 2019.
LISTEN TO ‘SLOW FADE OUT’