UK producer El. Train and Alexa Harley teamed up to create “Down For You,” a jewel of a track with moving female vocals and solid drums. Luke (El. Train) is a familiar and much-appreciated presence on Stereofox (check out our recent interview and mix), which all the many reasons why we’re excited about this soulful electronica collaboration.
I’m a sucker for a dynamic beat and getting lost in lyrics, so naturally this song was a perfect fit. Here’s what Alexa Harley says:
"Down For You” tells the story of being 'friend-zoned' after several weeks of dating. As a songwriter, it was really therapeutic to compose the lyrics in a chronological order to really set the scene, using a mixture of phrases from the other person's experience as well as my own. I have some truly wonderful mates from a couple of previously failed flings, but this time around I decided to focus on what was best for me and moving on, rather than trying to keep this person in my life because I liked having them around (and probably for the wrong reasons). In essence, the song is also about self-love; choosing to do the hard thing and letting go of someone, even though you'd rather not.”