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Wings Of Desire Release Double-A Side “Chance Of A Lifetime” / “I Will Try My Best” via WMD Recordings

October 26, 2023
Photo Credit: Holly Whitaker

Wings of Desire release double-A side ‘Chance Of A Lifetime’ / ‘I Will Try My Best’ via WMD Recordings

Their Life Is Infinite Anthology is out December 8th

UK duo Wings of Desire – AKA James Taylor and Chloe Little – release two new singles, ‘Chance Of A Lifetime’ / ‘I Will Try My Best’, today. They’re taken from forthcoming debut anthology release Life Is Infinite – out December 8th. These are 13 notes and reflections on the human experience. Everything here is temporary but life is infinite. 
 
Operating at the intersection between pensive reflection and brash catharsis, Wings of Desire’s gritty dream-pop aims to resolve on a life-affirming beat. Unafraid to look beneath the stone and observe an underworld of destructive social tendencies, there is nonetheless an optimism that things can be different.  

This duo of releases is particularly philosophical in its messaging – introspection and learnings laid bare in the thematic explanations below: 

‘Chance Of A Lifetime’ 

“We are yearning for something deeper, wanting to jump off the conveyor belt of life and prepare ourselves for the uncomfortable truth that we’ve never truly known what it is to live. We are not claiming to have the answer, but if we can inspire a conversation or spark the listeners imagination then we are one step closer to the realisation that there is much more to living than we can consider tangible.” 

This standout spark between Chloe Little and James Taylor adds this extra emphasis to the impactful energy that resonates throughout this striking release. Wings of Desire continues to release some of the most immersive, moving arrangements of our time. The pair are here to challenge their listeners with these expressive and honest tracks. The new single proudly captures their ability to connect and move their audience, the looping lyrics pierce the atmosphere with this stirring effect as they produce a track with anthemic status.

On the new track “I Will Try My Best”

“We can only ever give our best at life. We all have our own individual karma and dharma to deal with, each and everyone of us so incredibly unique. Our predicaments and circumstance entirely different to the next. So when you go through with your day to day life try to stay conscious of others (easier said than done I know). We all have our moments in the sun but understand that all of us go through times of suffering. So treat others like you would treat yourself as everyone is just you experiencing a different parallel life, journeying through the space-time continuum.”  

Two more tracks released into the world and fans relish in the joy of their material. “I Will Try My Best” brings this raw format, and intimate lyrics and in turn leads to this life-affirming arrangement. The consistent intensity of the hard-hitting textures and high-octane power brimming throughout moulds this release to captivate with a blazing appeal. It’s brooding and touches on the band’s ability to produce these striking landscapes filled with emotive fervour. Intensive and alluring, another timeless ensemble.

The project is born out of questions that may never be answered. James and Chloe draw inspiration from the seminal music of early noughties NYC, Factory Records and Krautrock as well as the philosophies of 20th century thinkers and futurists as Alan Watts, Noam Chomsky and Wim Wenders.  

In a sonic sense, they zero in on a particular lived experience as a key catalyst:  

“We were inspired by a trip to Berlin where we visited the legendary Hansa studios, and got drunk at Neues Ufer.”  

The former guildhall’s iconic acoustics and enviable thread of musical history (at times the haunt of David Bowie, Brian Eno, Iggy Pop and more) makes a perfect spiritual home for the band’s transcendent command of sound and emotion. 

This approach saw Wings Of Desire selected for tours supporting Brooklyn indie darlings Nation of Language in 2022, and backing from Steve Lamacq and Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music, NME Radio, and John Kennedy on Radio X; and Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, The Line Of Best Fit, DIY, CLASH, DORK, The Independent and more at press. 

https://slinky.to/ChanceOfALifetime

Life Is Infinite Tracklisting 
1. Runnin’
2. Be Here Now
3. Choose A Life
4. A Gun In Every Home
5. Better Late Than Never 
6. Perfect World 
7. Chance Of A Lifetime 
8. I Will Try My Best 
9. A Million Other Suns 
10. 001 [Tame The War, Feed The Fire]
11. Made Of Love
12. Angels 
13. [The Knife] 

LIVE DATES 
14th November – Bristol – Thekla w/ Bleach Lab 
15th November – Brighton – Patterns w/ Bleach Lab 
16th November – London – Scala w/ Bleach Lab 
 

https://www.wingsofdesire.co/

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