Love You Later Releases New EP “From The Window Seat”
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Lexi Aviles, aka Love You Later released a new EP “From The Window Seat” on May 5, 2023.
It is her first EP in three years since the 2020 EP “Heaven Is Without You”.
The EP comprises 7-track, including preceding 4 singles and 3 brand new tracks, produced by Kyle Dreaden, Andy Seltzer, lixa, and Garrison Burgess.
Lexi Aviles said of the EP, “The past couple years of my life, I feel like I've been viewing my life from a bird's eye view. I've been diving into my thoughts and my soul and self-reflecting more than ever. It's a scary thing to do but I've learned more about myself. The title of the EP comes from a lyric in the chorus of 'Girl With Headphones' - 'From the window seat, I feel so out of control, so I'll be the girl with the headphones on.' And lately, whenever I'm sitting at the window seat of a car, train, or a plane, I take a step back and think about where I've been and how far I've come. Each of these songs on the EP represent a thought or feeling I have from the window seat.”
To celebrate the EP release, she embarks on a mini tour with shows. The tour kicked off at The End in Nashville on May 5, 2023. The next show is at Baby's All Right in New York on May 22, followed by, she will perform at Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles on June 21, 2023.
- Lexi Aviles explained about some tracks for the EP.
“Girl With Headphones”
“'Girl With Headphones' is about feeling out of place, like you're the only one living in your world. Things were feeling very dim at the beginning of this year and it made me think about how when I was kid I would feel like the main character in my own indie film, staring out the window of the passenger seat and romanticizing everything the world has to offer. There's a true vulnerability and weight in this song as I pretty much admit I haven't been feeling like myself lately. The song also comes with a sense of letting go and realizing maybe that's what's stopping me from being truly happy. 'Girl With Headphones' is about me, the main character, experiencing what it feels like to grow, let go, embrace the unknown, move on and return to myself. It's a cathartic rollercoaster.”
“Are You Gonna Care When I Die?”
“I wrote 'Are You Gonna Care When I Die' in the midst of a time where I was drowning in rejection from the music industry, and in the real world. No-one seemed to care or listen or take me seriously. I realized that the attention from these people was not worth my time or energy, and ultimately did not define me. The song is a constant reminder to myself to regain my voice and power to tell my own story. The ones that are meant to notice, will notice. Ultimately, it's a song for anyone who feels insignificant and undermined.”
“'Long Sleeves' is about falling in and out of love to the point where you don't know what's real anymore,” Lexi says. “It's an emotional rollercoaster that only seems to escalate up until the end where all control and hope feels lost. It's one of the more brutally honest tracks on the EP and feels really close to me.”
“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.”
Photo by Sophia Matinazad
- source : Apple Music