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EXES – twentythousand

EXES is Allie McDonald and Mike Derenzo. The two met at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles while studying communications. Having pursued music independently in their teens, the duo began collaborating just for fun. “After writing a number of songs and growing sonically together, we decided to make a project out of it” says Allie. Since then, EXES has continued to develop their sound into something truly unique and special.

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“As a songwriter, I feel like these songs have become our own personal way to medicate—to collect all the feelings and thoughts in our heads and make sense of them. And I think in a way, because our hearts are so exposed and honest in our lyrics and sound, our music has become relatable to other people who, like us, are forever stuck daydreaming.”

Los Angeles based duo EXES have released their new single “twentythousand” via SoundCloud today.
The group is comprised of singer, songwriter Allie McDonald and producer, master-of-the-boards Mike Derenzo. “twentythousand” features light chords and several intermingling drum patterns from Derenzo while McDonald graces the instrumental with her RnB meets indie-rock vocals.

Fall twenty-thousand feet in love below.

EXES – twentythousand Lyrics:
i’m fine
kinda feeling numb about it
he’s fine
nothing like the war we started
it’s nice
but i’m always broken hearted
inside

i don’t know what else to do
but when he kisses me i’m missing you
every place i go reminds me of you
i don’t want to remind me of you

you told me love was blind
for you, i closed my eyes
yeah you’re my first fall
hardest break of them all

and it don’t sound the same
the way he says my name
yeah you’re my first fall
twentythousand feet tall

red wine
and i’m drunk inside our late nights
your eyes
always kinda felt like goodbye and goodnight
maybe i should let your heart fly
tonight

i don’t know what else to do
but when he kisses me I’m missing you
every place i go reminds me of you
i don’t want to remind me of you

you told me love was blind
for you, i closed my eyes
yeah you’re my first fall
hardest break of them all

and it don’t sound the same
the way he says my name
yeah you’re my first fall
twentythousand feet tall

And i know it’s not healthy
but i don’t wanna fall in love again
And i know it’ll kill me
but you’re the only way i wanna end
you’re the only way I wanna end
for you, i’d fall all over again

you told me love was blind
for you, i closed my eyes
yeah you’re my first fall
hardest break of them all

and it don’t sound the same
the way he says my name
yeah you’re my first fall
twentythousand feet tall

waiting yeah, i’ll keep on waiting, yeah, i’ll keep on waiting, yeah
for you, i’d wait a lifetime
waiting yeah, i’ll keep on waiting, yeah, i’ll keep on waiting, yeah
for you, i’d wait a lifetime

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