“You There” by British duo AQUILO is absolutely stunning. There is no better way to describe it. It’s that certain type of song I have to close my eyes and fully breathe in to properly appreciate. With each tense inhale, I am increasingly overcome with all sorts of emotions as the pulse of the keyboard keys pump visions of memories and experiences of my past through my head. At times, I feel distinct moments of empowerment, confusion, freedom or contentment without really knowing why. Just understanding my first step in any direction is better than standing still. “You There” has a gentle way of picking me up and carrying me through states of delicate intensity and gorgeous simplicity with a musical hand that is both heartfelt and real. And I wouldn’t want it any other way!
AQUILO is the beautiful creation of Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher and as the old saying goes, ‘the sky is the limit’ for the pair. And after listening to their amazing new track “You There” over again, I know they are well on their way!