Premiere: Lex Low – In The Morning

We followed all the steps that led Fulham R&B crooner Lex Low into the creation of his upcoming Mystery EP. And today we come full circle. In The Morning is the fourth track off the extended play, a charming R&B-tinged melody in which the smart electropop production and the fiery guitar chords meet Low’s voluptous vocals, offering a very pleasant and fulfilling listening experience.

Speaking on the track, Alex Treharne, who has recently been interviewed by BBC Introducing London, says: “In The Morning was written when I was coming up with the songs for the last EP – ‘Infatuation’. You can kind of hear that the sound fits with that EP sonically but it didn’t really go in terms of feel. The last EP was primarily about being happy in a relationship and this is more raw – how you feel right after you’ve had an argument. You’re lying there in bed, still angry, thinking about leaving before they wake up or going on a long walk through the city in the middle of the night. In terms of production, it’s pretty stripped back – unembellished. There isn’t really any bass through the song just those big distorted 808 sub kicks through the chorus. The verse is just a guitar over a sparse beat – the applause in the prechorus is sarcastic. Like when a football player claps a referee for making a bad decision. We’ve all done it in an argument with someone we love then instantly regretted it. It’s worse than being outright offensive or rude. I think it completes the arc of the EP – it won’t necessarily be the last song on the EP in terms of running order but it fills out the story. A relationship can’t evolve without intense arguments. You’re better off in the end having had them, it allows you to get passed all the shit that’s preventing you from moving forwards. I wanted to put some of the aftermath of that on the EP.

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