“Together Whenever” By STRABE ft: Lewis McLaughlin
STRABE have shared beautiful new single “Together Whenever”, the track is now available via PIAS and streaming services. The band will release debut album How Our Love Grows on October 20th. In Angelica’s words, “if wholesome could be a song, it would be ‘Together Whenever’. Creating music with our friends has always been one of our favourite things, so for this tune we got as many people as we could to bring their own sound to the track. A special thanks to the wonderful Lewis McLaughlin for singing with me, bringing such a tender note to the song. Singing with someone I’ve known for so long brought me so much joy, and having both of the McLaughlin brothers on the album makes it just that wee bit more special.”
STRABE are comprised of Angelica and Emmet, whose debut album proves a bright, bittersweet exploration of grief, growth, gender, and personal evolution. STRABE originally met in the smoking section of Cork Music Festival, bonding over their eerily similar music tastes before quickly realising that they each represented the missing piece of the other’s creative dreams. Angelica, who is originally from Edinburgh, had pages upon pages of lyrics without a real home, while Dubliner Emmet had an electronic solo project without a voice tethering it all together. Back then, Angelica was on the run from themself without even realising it, grappling with both their sexuality and their dad’s death. Many of the earlier STRABE songs that formed debut mixtape ‘JUVENOIA’ tap into this shimmering sense of escapism, with the anthemic ‘Best Worst Year’ or ‘Life On Pause’ soon appearing prophetic for a generation whose own coming-of-age was seized by the pandemic.
The duo moved to London between lockdowns and set about making music IRL again at last. Before their first body of work had a name, it had a colour – a deep vivid blue, beaming out of the cyanotype prints that Angelica began making throughout the writing process, and percolating like rushing water through the genre-fluid production work of Emmet. With a sound that summons the wistful alternative-pop of bands like The Cranberries and The Cardigans – together with the emotive, electronic dance influences of Fred again..or Romy.
Preo-order How Ae Love Grows by STRABE HERE
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