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New Zealand duo Foley are back with another masterfully crafted electro-pop banger, Better Than Love, due out tomorrow. If you’re a Foley fan like us and can’t wait, listen to the track right here on MILKY before its release!
The track navigates the juxtaposing sides of the prospect of love, versus the reality of love, wanting to build up walls to spare yourself from hurt and heartbreak. Set to a spatial and atmospheric soundscape, singer Ash Wallace's vocals shine atop the shimmering sounds and evokes the emotionally authentic conversational lyricism, piecing together sense around the madness of falling in love.
"This song was incredibly therapeutic for me - coming from a place of fear and mistrust and finally saying it out loud,” Wallace shares. “Gabe has been in a relationship for a long time, and by comparison being thrown into something completely new and terrifying, it's the first time the two of us have had really contrasting experiences like this in our writing. When you have been hurt in the past you get into the mindset that nothing can be as good as it seems. I felt at one point like I shouldn’t try anymore because the way I built love up in my head could never be reached in reality. Self-sabotage is really powerful and you end up manifesting disappointment instead of hoping for something great”
Having developed a strong point of view as commentators of millennial doubt and confusion, the duo have never shied from laying bare the stark challenge of navigating love and relationships in your 20s, attempting to piece together some sense around the madness. Their debut EP On My Conscience saw huge success across commercial radio and streaming platforms, hitting #10 on the NZ Album Charts.
Listen to Better Than Love below!