Indie-pop duo EXES released their newest project, Before You Go on Oct.5. An 8-track collection, the project consists of songs reflective of the real-life experiences the bicoastal duo have been through over the last few years.
For both Brooklyn-based vocalist Allie McDonald and Venice Beach-based producer Mike Derenzo, embracing the difficult times in their music careers was important to the growth of their sound as EXES. Through handling and reflecting the challenges that came, the duo found meaning and purpose in creating new music.
“We’re creating music based on our real life struggles, heartbreaks, fears, and joys- but the sounds and the ideas are more unique and explorative. We weren’t afraid to try new things this time around,” said Derenzo.
Before You Go can be streamed in full below.