Released mid-2020 as one of their first singles on bitbird, TWO LANES’ “Never Enough” quickly accumulated over 5 millions streams in just a matter of months. Today the German sibling duo released “Never Enough”’s counterpart, which is a new single called “Another Time” featuring Kwesi.
From the very first note you can hear this is where “Never Enough” ends, and where “Another Time” begins; it’s the perfect sequel. The track addresses that same feeling of longing we know “Never Enough” for, but from a slightly different perspective. This time TWO LANES’ good friend Kwesi joined the duo at their home studio in Berlin and answers with his own thoughts over the pulsating yet ethereal track. While “Never Enough” expresses the burden of being consumed by chasing certain things, “Another Time” is about accepting how now might not be the right time for those things. It’s as if Kwesi is playing the role of a friend giving advice to sit back, relax, and just be for a moment.
“We don’t always get everything we want and hope for,” Kwesi says about the new track. “Another Time is about looking to the future and knowing that if we put our heart and mind in the right place, maybe there *is* some time and place for those things to actually happen.”
Though it’s more lyrical than the usual TWO LANES release, the song still leaves plenty of room for imagination and interpretation. Kwesi’s vocals add an even deeper level of emotion to the song. On the collaboration, TWO LANES share:
“With Kwesi we tend to approach songs very freely by just recording loose melody ideas and later fill in the words. The lyrics contain mostly metaphors, expressing an overall longing and emotional-melancholic vibe.”
After their first 2021 single, “Phases,” and now “Another Time,” we’re curious to see what TWO LANES’ creativity will bring us the rest of this year. Who knows, perhaps we’ll catch another reflection of Lights somewhere down the line…