Our favourite bi-coastal indie-pop duo EXES, made up of Brooklyn-based Allie McDonald and Venice beach-based producer Mike Derenzo, are back with a new single but this time as a collaboration. Synth-pop duo JOME, made up of LA-based songwriter Jesse Epstein and New Orleans-based writer and producer Christoph Andersson, have teamed up with EXES on new EP coming in early 2019. However, Christmas came early when they dropped their first collaborative single ‘One Day’, a tragically romantic piece about love, time, and the idea of growing old with someone else. This release is carving out a newly formed sect of the pop genre, namely heartthrob-pop, which perfectly characterises EXES’ renowned sound. The single is an exploration of introspective, diary-like bedroom poetry which draws thematically on ideas of love and death. Allie’s swirling vocals are entrancingly beautiful, and glide perfectly over a clean electronic soundscape. We truly cannot wait for the release of JOME & EXES full EP; we have tissues at the ready.
“‘One Day’ is almost like our take on a winter love song. It’s a song that feels like the soft and romantic first snowfall of the season. Whenever we write with JOME, we always tend to hit that happy-sad sweet spot lyrically and musically. So, although the song is sweet, it hints at themes of love and death – the unknown territory of growing old with someone else.” – Exes