Melbourne emo-pop outfit Agnes Manners have shared a new version of their track ‘As Long As You’re Mine’ – now re-dubbed as an acronym, titled ‘ALAYM’ – featuring guest vocals from Deez Nuts frontman JJ Peters.
‘ALYAM’ retains much of the original tune’s feel, driven by gently strummed acoustic guitars, a breezy drum beat evocative of ‘90s R&B, and an unexpected, yet tasteful saxophone solo.
Peters’ verse comes in after the first chorus, rapping over a bed of warm, humming violins: “Yeah, I had to walk a few lonely roads / ’Til I learned a few truths others only been told / That’s why you gotta trust me when I say / Shit, when I can, I’ll be on my way.”
In a statement posted to the band’s social media, frontman Matthew Gravolin pointed out the nostalgic inclinations of ‘As Long As You’re Mine’, noting that his intent with the new version was to lean even further into Agnes Manners’ pop and R&B influences.
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