Toronto-based duo aiwake return with their latest cut 'Palm City' –
Evident as ever from aiwake's output is the emotional and darker aspects of their production. Floating in a realm between rnb and electronica, driving rhythms on 'Palm City' carry distorted synths and delicate vocals to tell an introspective story about modern relationships.
Intricate syncopation. Gritty dissonance. Uplifting downtempo. These are some of the worlds that aiwake have begun to blend together. Tunes that can be played anywhere and fit nowhere at the same time. How does one speak of a project that exists in the perpetual unfolding?
The rushing, burning and evolving synth work is driven by an off kilter bounce made as a moving backdrop for the metaphoric lyrics and ambient vocal. The song is an exploration into the peaks and valleys of having short intense relationships, while feeling lonely in a crowd. The emotions that accompany such an experience are often hard to read as two people dance around concepts of flow and commitment. Hope, intrigue, wistfulness; these feelings rush around with a large dose of uncertainty at the core. Peering through the noise, it is usually the case that both parties involved are much closer to being on the same page than either can truly comprehend.
Listen for yourself.