In the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, NY based synth-pop outfit EXNATIONS offered a level-headed, hopeful take on the current state of affairs with “Love in the Time of Quarantine”. Over 6 months into the cycle of lockdowns, reopenings, and relockdowns, they’re opting for something we could all use a little more of right now: pure escapism.
“Twin Flame”, the band’s new single, is propelled by a kinetic dance beat evocative of 90’s house music, layered with echoes of late aughts chillwave and indie pop, filtered through the group’s signature neon new wave lens. “Floating on your back with pink sky above and warm ocean surrounding you. Running wild through the sand with an intoxicating new love keeping pace by your side. When you put this one on, I hope it takes you somewhere.” says singer Sal Mastrocola.
In 2020, when the only escape many of us can hope for is through the people we love and distractions all around us, EXNATIONS is betting that Twin Flame will take you away.