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“Toronto duo A Is for Arrows’ song “Go Slow” is an effervescent, self-assured expression of cool confidence going into a new romance, highlighting independence and individuality through the band’s buoyant, fresh tones” – Atwood Magazine
April 7, 2020 (Toronto, ON) – Showcasing the dichotomy of confidence and vulnerability, sparks fly in electro-pop act A is for Arrows’ latest offering “Go Slow”, available for streaming today. The delightfully dreamy track explores the delicate evolution of a brand new love; valiantly showing your truest self to another, while simultaneously letting go of your inhibitions to leap into the throes of passion.
“I like to think that on a very rare occasion, I can be the confident person that I envision in my head,” notes lead singer Alessia Balasbas. “Go Slow is that song for me. It’s the mirror image of the scared and insecure human looking back, it’s the self-assured, self- aware and fearless version of self. The one that doesn’t take no for an answer, the girl that will go up to anyone in anyplace and have a conversation. Not because they aren’t afraid, but because they stare their fears in the face and go right through. This song is meant to inspire and empower, I think of it as my own personal female anthem.” On a personal note of inspiration, she adds, “Meeting someone you’re meant to be with is exciting and scary at the same time. I had to jump. I had to throw caution to the wind and dive in head first. In my case, it worked out and I’m so happy I took that chance on this person.”
The Toronto duo couldn’t be more different from each other, but their bond over music led to the creation of their upcoming debut EP, a highly personal, vulnerable, and self-deprecating collection of songs with a get-back-up resilience, produced by Joel Stouffer (bülow, Dragonette, Ria Mae). Singer Alessia Balasbas and guitarist Eric Robbs, both multi-instrumentalists, met in 2009 and have proven that you don’t have to like the same food, movies, wardrobe or have similar personalities to work successfully together, music was always the common ground. Their early collaborations began with original pop-rock songs, but organically evolved further into the pop direction, experimenting with beats and soft synths to create the electro-pop sound that has been carving out A Is for Arrow’s place in this industry.
For more information, please visit www.aisforarrows.com.