In advance of the release of their debut album When We Fall later this week, Sydney four-piece All Our Exes Live in Texas have shared “Candle,” a defiant new track that show’s off their astute songwriting and otherworldly harmonies. The song, reminiscent of acts like First Aid Kit, details the aftermath of a failed relationship, the narrator remaining resolute in her decision to leave her partner.
“After what felt like a lifetime of fussing and fighting my boyfriend and I decided to break up,” the band’s Katie Wighton explains. “We were very much in love but our relationship was never easy. As soon as we made the decision to break up, we stopped arguing and things just seemed so much better. I started to question whether we’d made the right decision. My brain was standing at a whiteboard listing all the reasons why we weren’t right together while my heart sat in the corner, tears streaming down her face with her fingers in her ears. It would’ve been so much easier to give in and get back together but ultimately I knew we had to stick to it, even though at the time it was so very hard.”
Despite having released only a handful of songs in the States, the band is already receiving a lot of attention, earning praise from NPR’s Bob Boilen and preparing for a number of shows at this year’s SXSW.
When We Fall is out March 3. Listen to “Candle” below.