First of all, we start off with the sad part. Finland’s 23:23 is, for the foreseeable future, no more. Rami Vierula, also frontman of Delay Trees, put the project on indefinite hiatus a while back. The good news, however, is that he hasn’t left his fans empty handed. The last 23:23 release was the To Die On A Faraway Island With You EP, four songs of blissful dream-pop. And now the standout track from that EP, ‘Letters’, has a video, made by Ina Mikkola.
‘Letters’ is a fuzz-warped duet with Ringa Manner, aka The Hearing. It’s a perfect cocktail of nerves, youthful romantic angst and tension, and the warm glow of scuzzy guitars, and it’s a song that’ll bury its way right into your heart. If this is 23:23’s goodbye, it’s hard to think of a way he could have done it better. The To Die On A Faraway Island With You EP is out on Soliti, and you can check out the video below.