Love You Later has today released her new single titled ‘Keepintouch’. The Nashville based project of artist Lexi Aviles, ‘Keepintouch’ gives off that pop-laden hook-filled vibe that will definitely garner some listens but, under the surface, is an emerging artist that has found that signature sound and is in the process of that rarely achieved growth in finding her valued place in the music industry. I highlight that fact because, aside from being rarely achieved, it’s even rarer to do this wearing your heart on your sleeve. This song feels personal. And that makes it relatable.
A beautiful hook surrounded by memorable melodies under Lexi’s weathered angelic vocals, ‘Keepintouch’ gives you a piece of her peace found within the solace of the song. That is what music is.
‘Keepintouch’ illustrates Love You Later’s ability to create wholly addictive alt-pop earworms. Co-written with fellow Nashville-based songwriters Bre Kennedy and Kyle Dreaden, “Keepintouch” sees Love You Later confronting her discomfort with being alone and, subsequently, her journey towards finding peace and catharsis in learning to like her own company.
Explaining how the inspiration for the single came about, she says: “My boyfriend had just left for tour a few weeks prior and my friends were all starting to date people – of course, I wanted to be happy for the people I loved, but in all honesty it was really hard. I almost felt this sense of disconnection from myself like I had forgotten how to be alone. We finally came up with the concept for the song once I came to this strange realization – I felt more connected to myself when I had other people around me, but I knew that I really needed to learn to be alone again in order to truly feel connected with myself. And I also wanted to express the fear of losing the people I loved in the process. It’s pretty much summed up in the tag of the song: I’m losing touch with everyone else / trying to keep in touch with myself.”
Love You Later is the solo alt-pop project of Nashville-based artist Lexi Aviles. Pairing electric melodies and honest lyrics with shimmery guitar riffs and euphoric synths, Love You Later’s music makes you feel like you’re in a dream. Over the past few years, the 23-year-old artist has opened for OneRepublic, Dayglow, and Briston Maroney, attended SXSW as an official artist and, last year, she sold out Nashville’s EXIT/IN. With attention pouring in from tastemakers like LADYGUNN, EUPHORIA, The Line of Best Fit, FLAUNT, American Songwriter and more, Love You Later is an artist to keep on your radar.
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