Haligonian indie rockers In-Flight Safety released their latest full-length Conversationalist last year, and they'll be following it up with a new EP titled Stockholm early next year. In anticipation of the EP, the song of the same name has been given a makeover courtesy of collaborator Ria Mae — and Exclaim! has got the premiere.
"Ria and I have been working hard over the years at eating garlic fingers at 3 a.m. and also on various musical stuff," singer/guitarist John Mullane explained in a statement. "She's recorded on tracks for me when I pitch for ads. I've worked on stuff for her record. We wear the exact same outfit everyday and coordinate hairstyle telepathically — we've started a side project called Hairtwin. It was only natural that she do something with IFS."
It opens with ringing piano and crisp vocals, which are slowly washed away with subtle synths and dreamy vocal harmonies from Mae. Acoustic guitar strums kick in a bit later, adding additional layers of intrigue to the intoxicating song and creating an interesting blend of electronic and organic sound.
"Some magic occurred when we sang together on this one," Mullane continued. "Magic doesn't come around that often."
Stockholm will arrive in early 2016 via Ooh La La Recordings. For now, feel the magic by hitting play on Mae's remix of the title track in the player below.