Hailing from North Carolina is husband & wife outfit Relay Relay (aka Hannah and Jamie Rowen).
For all the indie-loving, thrill-seeking adventurers out there, the duo’s new single ‘High On You’ might just become one of your songs of the summer.
The track was written following a challenging (but rewarding) hike across the White Mountains, when the pair supported one another in completing the physically arduous trek.
“While on tour in New England, we found we had several extra days between shows. As outdoors lovers, avid runners, and climbers, we decided to camp in the White Mountains in New Hampshire and go hiking. We wrote this song at the campsite after a long and challenging hike through the presidential region. During the hike, I had a lot of doubt, as I was getting tired and the terrain was getting more technical. I was not expecting the hands-and-knees type bouldering and was worried about the sun setting on us, but with Jamie’s continuous encouragement we found the endorphin-filling panoramic views were well worth the struggle.” – Hannah Rowen
From this experience, Hannah and Jamie then crafted the song’s lyrics to reflect on the moments when we are infatuated with someone, but are unsure if they feel the same way towards us.
“We channeled this kind of dizzying self-doubt and the subsequent high into the lyrics and instrumentation of ‘High On You’ where the subject is swept up with someone but isn’t sure if the feeling is reciprocated. Sometimes it feels too good to be true, you know?! In verse 2, Jamie takes the melody and you can hear his reassurance as he tries to convince the self-doubting subject of his feelings.”
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