Boy Willows – Fila ft. Dylan Minnette


Boy Willows is known for his genre bending sound that fuses passionate alternative pop, triumphant jazz and laidback psychedelia infused folk to create a vibrant soundscape that will often have you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. He leaves you utterly mesmerised by his enticing melodies and today he the LA based musician shares his short but sweet collaboration with Dylan Minnette of Wallows titled Fila that could be viewed as a therapy session between two friends who handle being along in very different ways.

Candid lyricisms leave the track with a passionate delivery from both vocalists that have a warm sense of nostalgia to them as the dreamlike soundscape gently floats around you in a gorgeously charming fashion. It’s one of those tracks that you can close you eyes whilst listening to and go into a state of pure bliss with the euphoric yet calming melodies making all modern worries melt away from your body. This track is comforting, it’s a place where people can find solace in and that’s what makes it so compelling.

Speaking about the track Boy Willows had this to say, “Dylan and I were talking to each other about what feelings bubbled up when we were forced to slow down for the first time in a long time. I wanted the song to be dream-like. The first lyrics are ‘follow me down’ because it’s meant to take the listener down a rabbit hole of what’s going on in my head. When I was making the instrumental, I was picturing everything in slow motion, super delicate and airy, giving space for Dylan and I to share some intimate stuff. We got to collaborate on this song and heal by singing about it together. Looking at the song now, it’s cool to hear our verses almost converse with each other. It’s comforting.

Dylan Minette also added this, “Landon first played me the song when we were sharing a tour bus together. It was only about 30 seconds long at the time and I immediately was so inspired by it and I told him I thought he should extend it because it’s so great. He asked me if I wanted to throw on a verse myself and my little warm heart exploded. The melodies I wanted came to me immediately. I also wanted them to pretty much mimic what he was already singing on his part already too with some of it. I’m so proud of the final result.

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