Indie pop aficionados Dekleyn returned on February 9th with their latest single, “Only You.” The song marks Justin Kleyn’s and Matthew DeCelis’ first release of 2023, as well as their first collaboration with fellow Sydney-based pop artist Sammi Constantine.
Sammi’s skilled vocals depart from the beautifully forceful and dark tones found in her own discography and take on warmth for a chill, yet heartfelt performance alongside Justin. From the beginning, “Only You” was meant to be a ballad and a turn towards deep emotion for Dekleyn’s work — and it evolved over time to balance pop ambiance with slower, more sentimental themes.
At its core, the song captures the conflicting emotions of an on-again, off-again romance where a pair just can’t seem to escape each other – flowing from the highs of “waiting for love to begin” to the lost sleep over realizing there’s “no way out again.” Repetition and return are main focuses in the story of these heavy-hearted lovers, who find themselves changing their minds “over and over and over again.”
“The song works as a beautiful duet about the heartbreak of a rocky relationship…. It’s one of the more complex songs we’ve ever created and we’re super excited to have it out there!” says Dekleyn. Fans of LANY and Lauv can give this artist a listen with “Only You” — as well as the duo’s 2020 self-titled debut album — available on Spotify, Apple Music, and beyond.
Ready to add more great discoveries to your queue? Find Dekleyn and more on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.
Emma Downes is a recent graduate of DeSales University in Center Valley, PA, where she studied English and Communication. As a lifelong writer and music lover, she is happy to be incorporating both into her work for Alchemical Records. When she’s not writing, she enjoys getting to know the DMV entertainment scene, drawing, and spending time with her four siblings.
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