A IS FOR ARROWS DEBUT WITH ” WITHOUT YOU”

Pic by Maria Jose Govea

Stepping out today with their stunning debut single, Toronto electronic-pop duo A is for Arrows earmark themselves as ones to watch heading into 2020 with Without You. An electronic pop song showcasing dreamy vocals and intricate rolling beats, Without You fits between the styles of Kiwi duo Broods and the melancholic left pop of Clairo.  Comprising of multi-instrumentalists Alessia Balasbas and guitarist Eric Robbs, A Is For Arrows are polar opposites who tap into a unique chemistry when they create together, as will be heard on their upcoming debut EP, Roses. Produced by Joel Stouffer (bülow, Dragonette, Ria Mae), Without You serves as step one from a duo we’ll be hearing a lot from next year. Speaking on the release, Alessia states:

This song came from a dark place, yet every time I sing through it, I can feel the positive undertones of the experience.

I was physically away from the person I love, staying in an airbnb with people I didn’t know. I felt out of place, I felt insecure, I felt like I was in high school…the bad kind of high school. I didn’t feel like I was good enough and wanted nothing more than to run away from the whole thing.

Speaking on the creation of the song, Eric continues:

Alessia and I were on a writing in trip in LA which didn’t end up shaping up how we wanted. We were young, naive, and felt directionless. A lot of that trip was Alessia and I aimlessly exploring LA feeling discouraged. The bones of that song were started there with that feeling of emptiness we shared. I’ll never forget standing at the end of that dock on Venice beach looking out to the horizon, I think we really captured that feeling in this song

LISTEN TO WITHOUTYOU HERE and look out for more from A Is For Arrows in 2020.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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