This week’s ALT 104.5 New Music Discovery Of The Week is Robert DeLong feat. Ashe "Better In College"
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How the song came together:
The pair realized they were both freshly out of relationships that started in college and connected over feeling both a need for change and sentimental for the past at the same time. Robert describes that,
“Ashe and I started writing about two weeks after I had just ended a 10 year relationship. As post-break-up conversations often do, this led to us commiserating over the recent end of both of our long-term partnerships that began as college-era romances. The process was a lovely and fluid meeting of the minds. The song was a joy to write and produce, and ended up being quite special because of it. ”
While sharing their individual stories, they also discovered that they had a friend in common, a college classmate and former crush of Ashe’s. Ashe shares, "We wrote Better in College about a guy I crushed on back in school who is ironically now a good friend of both of ours. To Rob, love ya. Guy from college, you know who you are."
Through the lens of nostalgia, they crafted a song about a profound end to a long-lasting relationship, and the naivete of a collegiate crush.