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Love You Later — the project of Nashville-based artist and songwriter Lexi Aviles — is back today with “Girl With Headphones,” the first single from her upcoming EP, ‘From The Window Seat,’ out May 5th.

Love You Later’s signature brand of effortlessly cool alt-pop shines through on “Girl With Headphones.” It opens with a pulsing fuzzy synth arp before blooming with sweetness as Lexi’s dreamy vocals kick in. It’s a cinematic and nostalgic song that wouldn’t feel out of place in a coming-of-age movie.

She adds, “‘Girl With Headphones is about feeling out of place, like you’re the only one living in your world. Things were feeling very dim at the beginning of this year and it made me think about how when I was kid I would feel like the main character in my own indie film, staring out the window of the passenger seat and romanticizing everything the world has to offer. There’s a true vulnerability and weight in this song as I pretty much admit I haven’t been feeling like myself lately. The song also comes with a sense of letting go and realizing maybe that’s what’s stopping me from being truly happy. ‘Girl With Headphones’ is about me, the main character, experiencing what it feels like to grow, let go, embrace the unknown, move on and return to myself. It’s a cathartic rollercoaster.”

Love You Later is the solo alt-pop project of Nashville-based artist Lexi Aviles. Pairing electric melodies and honest lyrics with shimmery guitar riffs and euphoric synths, Love You Later’s music makes you feel like you’re in a dream. Her single “Keepintouch” made a splash last year with support from Spotify (Indie Pop, New Pop Picks), MTV, Ones To Watch, and UPROXX. Over the past few years, she’s also opened for OneRepublic, Dayglow, and Briston Maroney, attended SXSW as an official artist, and sold out Nashville’s legendary EXIT/IN.

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