British indie pop duo Wings of Desire (made up of James Taylor and Chloe Little) have unleashed two new songs “Made of Love” and “Be Here Now“.
The double A-side single is out now and follows this year’s double single “001 / Runnin’“. Grab it here.
Speaking about the tracks, the duo explained:
Made of Love:
“In the wake of hyper-masculinity being promoted within the internet sphere, we invite all the tough guys out there to try and feel their emotions instead of repressing them. There is nothing cool or sexy about trying to dominate or intimidate others. The hustle and grind mentality is not your way out of the ‘Matrix’ (related to the Latin word for ‘mother’) but tenderness, togetherness and embracing both your femininity and masculinity is. I invite you all to put down your weapons and join us in solidarity. And to remember that It’s ok to show your vulnerability sometimes. What fire does not destroy, it hardens.”
Be Here Now:
“Be Here Now is a song about being exactly where you’re supposed to be. Being present means that instead of focusing on what happened to you yesterday or what could happen tomorrow, you are simply here now. No one wants to be stuck on autopilot, it’s not good for the soul. As humans, we need to be aware of the automatic actions and reactions we have become accustomed to and find a place of clarity and calm. The present moment offers peace, it gives us space to transcend.”
Ram Dass first coined the term “Be Here Now” in 1971, but the intention is infinite. You can feel completely in control yet have absolutely no say over your destiny, and that is a strange sensation to get used to. It goes against everything we’ve been taught in Western civilisation, but once you embrace freedom, the universe becomes your oyster.”
Take a listen below.
Wings of Desire Upcoming Live Dates
2 Tiff Cuff Festival @ The Roundhouse (London) w/ The Cribs
14 Bristol – Thekla w/ Bleach Lab
15 Brighton – Patterns w/ Bleach Lab
16 London – Scala w/ Bleach Lab
Photo credit: Holly Whitaker