After debuting tracks 'Second Thoughts' and 'Reflections' earlier in 2020 on esteemed electronic tastemaker label Lowly Palace, ALIGN has returned for one more track before the year is out.
The dynamic, pop-leaning track 'When I'm With You', with vocals from Martina Lynn, comes hot on the heels of Aligns' remix of PINES' hit single 'Tell Me' for Kygo's Palm Tree Records. A captivating display of the best parts of commercial pop and dance music, the genre-binding track shows off Align at his very best, and is ready made for radio.
"I started writing this track by using some guitar plucks and experimenting with a soundscape. I wanted to create an ambient moment, then transition into more of a rhythmic beat. That soundscape became something that I could write chords on top of and develop a beat and melodies. I loved where it was going, but I knew it needed somebody's story to accompany it. Martina seemed like the perfect fit for the vibe of this track."
Sonically fusing ambient textures with rhythmic cord progressions, Align weaves an emotional tale through upbeat soundscapes whilst enlisting Martina Lynn for vocals, making the track an atypical love song. Focusing on pure happiness and healthy dynamics, Martina sings stories of that 'one true love', finding comfort in that person.
"When I first heard the track, I was immediately intrigued to start writing and creating a melody for it because it was an upbeat, EDM type track that I wasn't used to working with and I was up for the challenge. My manager, Jeremy Gentry and I spent so much time writing, rewriting and recording all via video call, which was such a challenging, vulnerable process but it was so rewarding. When it comes to the actual writing process, we were both drawn to the idea of creating a healthy and happy story of love for the track, because those seem so rare lately. I think everyone can relate to the idea of only being able to think of one person when it comes to love and being in love and wanting them because of the comfort they bring."
'When I'm With You' is out now.
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