Exitmusic's "Iowa" blurs the lines between sultry, smooth, and explosive. The duo has channeled their recent divorce and other life experiences to create this, and their upcoming album, The Recognitions. Producer of the duo, Devon Church, had this to say:
The word 'recognition' has a lot of associations for me. I remember when I first came to New York City and fell in love with Aleksa; I told her I felt like I 'recognized' her. Then of course there was the recognitions implied by the breakup, and the unravelling of a story we've been telling each other for 12 years. And I'm also really interested in Gnostic-type mystical practice, which centers on a kind of 'amanuensis’ or unforgetting of true reality.
'Recognitions' has always meant the realization of painful truths for me," adds vocalist Aleksa Palladino. "I thought releasing the record was the only way to let it all go—the final act, the last thing we made together. This album captures that change, the lapse of time in leaving one life to the next, which is what Exitmusic always represented.
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