Versatile artists, XL Syndicate, share their latest single called “Long Way.” The multi-talented duo experiment with different sound elements to create a track that introduces a brand new style. The pair not only adds a contemporary and unique touch to the genre but also sends a powerful message while doing so.
XL Syndicate explains that the main goal of the song is to describe “the journey a person can take through life, the industry, success, etc. You can take the long way which might be harder, longer and have challenges but you can emerge stronger and still yourself having gone through it or you can talk the fast way where things come easier at first but you realize it may not have been the best choice in the long run.”
MP.XL and Rio.XL reveal that the inspiration of “Long Way” “came through the process of working with the talented vocalist on the song to help shape its direction as well as highlight her unique vocal tone and it slowly evolved into a Chill / emotional /Pop vibe with some a bit of cool kid edge to it that draws people in and evokes some emotion.”
Growing up listening to Soca, Reggae, R&B, and Hip-Hop music, inspired XL Syndicate to integrate those influences into their current songs. “Long Way” is an example of their out-of-the-box thinking with its genre-bending rhythms and inspiring lyrics: “You make forever feel like an open doorway/What would it take to make it last/ Don’t know why I’ve never asked/ Tell me you wanna find our way/ we can find it/ we can find it/ Make it work yeah we’ll find it.”
See the lyric video for “Long Way” here:
Listen to “Long Way” on Spotify: